Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke Found Guilty


A Swiss appeals court found former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke guilty of forging documents and accepting bribes in a case involving World Cup media rights.

The appellate division of the Federal Criminal Court gave 61 year old Valcke, who was the secretary general of the world football body from 2007 to 2015, an 11-month suspended jail sentence.

He had been cleared by a lower court in 2020 of accepting bribes and aggravated criminal mismanagement, but Swiss prosecutors appealed the ruling.