KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Swiss prosecutors have dropped one of the two charges levelled against former world football president Sepp Blatter in the wake of the FIFAGate revelations in May 2015.# #
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office will no longer press a case relating to the sale of World Cup television rights to the Caribbean Football Union.
Blatter, 84, still faces a second in investigation over the controversial payment of CHF2 million to Michel Platini, the former president of the European federation UEFA.
In 2015, a criminal investigation against Blatter was opened for “suspicion of unfair management and breach of trust.”
Prosecutors suspected him of having signed a contract “unfavourable to FIFA” with the Caribbean football union, then under control of Jack Warner, who was banned from football for life and indicted for corruption in the United States.
Under the deal, the Caribbean football union was granted TV rights for the 20101 and 2014 World Cups.
Blatter, FIFA president from 1998 to 2015, currently serves a six-year ban from participating in activities of the world football governing body.