Sport Ten-year ban: FIFA Ethics Committee sanctioned Markus Kattner
FIFA bans former top official Kattner for 10 years
FIFA bans former top official Kattner for 10 years"The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his position, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics," FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
As the World Football Association announced on Tuesday evening, the judicial chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee imposed a ten-year ban on the former official Markus Kattner.
The investigation in the case of official Markus Kattner concerned various allegations. This included receiving bonus payments that had been made to top FIFA officials during FIFA competitions - including Kattner.
Ultimately, the ethics committee came to the conclusion that the Bayreuth native had violated Article 19 (conflict of interest) and Article 25 (abuse of position) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. For this reason, the World Football Association imposed an extensive ten-year ban and imposed a fine of one million Swiss francs (the equivalent of just under 940,000 euros).
The 49-year-old German-Swiss worked for FIFA from 2003 to 2016 and held various positions, including that of the Chief Financial Officer (2005 to 2007) and that of the Deputy General Secretary (2007 to 2015). At the end of May 2016, the world association ended its employment with Kattner due to "violations of its fiduciary responsibility", according to FIFA at the time.
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