Swiss Federal Tribunal Confirms Ban Against Jérôme Valcke

Swiss Federal Tribunal Confirms Ban Against Jérôme Valcke
The Swiss Federal Tribunal has confirmed the CAS's decision in respect of former FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, banning him from all football-related activity for ten years and fining him CHF 100,000 (approx. EUR 90,000).

Facts/Procedure

Firstly, Mr Jérôme Valcke (the Appellant), Former FIFA Secretary General was involved in the negotiation of ticket resale to JB Sports Marketing AG (JB), giving the latter the right to resell a number of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets and allowing himself to receive a percentage of the profits. These negotiations were a result of pressure exerted on Mr Valcke by Mr Alon of JB, who claimed to have knowledge of ticket irregularities in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Secondly, it was revealed, after FIFA engaged the auditing company KPMG to review Mr Valcke’s travel costs, that the Appellant had taken four trips that were inconsistent with FIFA’s travel policies and regulations. These included a trip to St...

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