«Al Jazeera» – Game:
Swiss Federal Prosecution filed an appeal against the acquittal of former International Football Association (FIFA) President Joseph Blatter and France’s Michel Platini, former President of the European Union for Sport (FIFA). Fraud case against FIFA, for reasons unrelated to official procedures so far.
On Monday, the attorney general’s office said it filed an appeal for the Federal Criminal Court on Friday to provide reasons for its July 8 decision in a written statement.
That statement will determine the prosecution’s position on appeal against the verdict.
Blatter and Platini were being tried before the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona on charges including fraud against FIFA in connection with the 2011 transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.77 million) to Platini, on the grounds that it was in exchange for consultation. was in Between 1998 and 2002, he worked for FIFA.
Blatter, 86, was the president of FIFA from 1998 to 2015.
Blatter and Platini maintained their innocence by claiming that at the time FIFA was not in a financial position to pay the full dues to Platini, who in turn spoke of a concoction.
Prosecutors had sought a suspended sentence of one year and eight months for Blatter and Platini, in addition to a fine of 2.2 million Swiss francs equivalent to the transfer amount and Social Security taxes paid by FIFA.
But the court, after the acquittal, said: After examining and evaluating all the evidence in the main hearing, as well as hearing various witnesses, the criminal court concluded that the result of the evidence supported the statements of the accused, and therefore not It may be assumed that the facts of the indictment, which depend on the probabilities, are close to certainty, and whether the court has serious doubts about the prosecution’s account.