The FIFA ethics committee probing allegations of corruption against suspended president Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor, Michel Platini, will hear from the pair between Dec. 16-18, a committee spokesman said Monday.
“Mr Platini and Mr Blatter will have the chance to present their positions during hearings scheduled between December 16-18,” the spokesman told AFP.
Both men were provisionally suspended by the ethics committee in October for 90 days.
MORE FIFA SCANDAL: US Department of Justice announces 16 new indictments.
The moves came after Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation into possible criminal mismanagement at FIFA during Blatter’s tenure, including evidence of a murky $2 million payment made to Platini in 2011, reportedly for work he did a decade earlier.
Aside from the Swiss probe, the United States justice department has charged 14 ex-FIFA officials and sports marketing executives with more than $150 million of bribery and corruption dating back decades.
Those indictments, unsealed in May, uncorked the scandal that has shaken world football and grown seemingly wider each week.
More FIFA scandal:
- Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100 million bribery case.
- Indicted Ecuador soccer chief turns himself in.
- Jack Warner sees a US-led conspiracy to take over FIFA.
- Guatemalan soccer official arrested in Florida.
- FIFA suspends Hawit, Napout.
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