By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee have sanctioned former FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter and former FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke for various violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).
According to investigations carried out on the Swiss Football Administrator Sepp Blatter and French Journalist Valcke, it focused on bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials, various amendments and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement by FIFA of private legal costs in the case of Mr Valcke.
The have been charged for breaching art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 19 (Conflicts of interest) and art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) of the FCE, while Mr Valcke was found to have violated art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 25 (Abuse of position) of the FCE of FIFA laws.
Both personalities have been banned from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international levels for a period of six years and eight months including a fine of CHF 1,000,000.
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