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FIFA: Top officials paid themselves millions

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>> Sepp Blatter, Jerome and Marcus. Three of FIFA's former top men now accused of a coordinated to pay themselves $80 million over five years at football's world governing body. FIFA lawyers revealing details of the three contracts on Friday. Including annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, allegations Blatter has refused to comment on.
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Reuters Jonathan Crane has been following the story.>> Now it kind of makes a mockery, doesn't it, of when Sepp Blatter was asked how much is your salary, and he said it's more than a million dollars. Actually, Seth, it was quite a bit more than that, wasn't it?
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In the end, effectively, what has happened here, is these three officials, who have signed the contracts, are actually the ones then deciding how much>> How much they are going to pay themselves, they've effectively given themselves a blank check, pulled the wool over people's eyes at FIFA. How this is been going on so long is incredible.
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The announcement comes one day after a Swiss raid on FIFA headquarters, part of an ongoing investigation of widespread corruption at the top of the organization.>> Well, Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke have already been suspended by FIFA, six and 12 years respectively. Marcus Kattner was also fired last week.
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We know Blatter and Valcke are also the subject of Swiss criminal investigations. The lawyers for FIFA are alleging that these contracts broke Swiss law, not only did it breach FIFA's laws, it broke Swiss law. So, you can expect Swiss authorities to add that to their investigation and, at the moment, we don't know if Marcus Kattner is under investigation by the Swiss authorities but, you would then, expect that to happen.
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>> Earlier this week, German newspaper Deutsche Welle reported that FIFA was also investigating current President Infantino over a suspected destruction of recordings from a FIFA council meeting. FIFA, though, saying there are no formal proceedings against Mr. Infantino, but neither confirming nor denying if an investigation is underway.