Suspended FIFA scribe Jerome Valcke

Suspended FIFA scribe Jerome Valcke

FIFA has handed Jerome Valcke’s emails to Swiss prosecutors investigating his alleged involvement in black market ticket sales.

The organisation’s general secretary, who denies any wrongdoing, was suspended earlier this month after he was accused of being implicated in a scheme to sell World Cup tickets above face value for a share in profits.

FIFA initially told the Swiss attorney general it would only give access to the email accounts if “several conditions be fulfilled”, but it has now backtracked.

A statement from the Swiss attorney general’s office read: “Today 24 September 2015 late afternoon, FIFA informed the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) to unseal all email accounts belonging to Mr Jerome Valcke, suspended secretary-general. Therewith, the OAG will have access to Mr Valcke’s email accounts as requested.

“Furthermore, the OAG is pleased to note that FIFA has handed over on its own initiative Mr Jerome Valcke’s emails since May 2015.”

A FIFA statement read: “FIFA has in all instances forthwith responded to any and all requests received from the Office of the Swiss Attorney General and fully supports the investigation.

“FIFA has also voluntarily filed additional information and documents with the Office of the Swiss Attorney General in order to facilitate the investigation.”

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