FIFA bans former finance director Kattner for 10 years

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA banned its former finance director Markus Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday for helping former president Sepp Blatter and other top managers award themselves salary raises and bonuses totaling tens of millions of dollars.

FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Kattner guilty of conflicts of interest and abuse of position, including obtaining a recording of a FIFA Council meeting from which he had been excluded.

Kattner was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1.05 million) and ordered to pay within 30 days.

“By his conduct, the integrity and objectivity of FIFA have therefore been exceedingly violated,” FIFA’s ethics judges said in their ruling.

Kattner spent 13 years overseeing the world soccer body’s finances during Blatter’s
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