Austrian Football Chief Probed Over Blatter Re-Election

Austrian Football Chief Probed Over Blatter Re-Election
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Published January 11th, 2018 - 11:51 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Disgraced former FIFA President Sepp Blatter
Disgraced former FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Austrian prosecutors said on Wednesday they are investigating the national football federation head over a payment made at the time of the disgraced Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president in 2015.

"We are investigating because of the suspicion of breach of trust and corruption," the public prosecution office for economic and corruption affairs (WKStA) said.

The $100,000 (84,000 euros) transfer was made by FIFA, the world governing body, to a project supporting young footballers in Africa at the beginning of 2015.

The patron of this project was none other than the wife of the head of the Austrian Football Federation (OeFB), Leo Windtner.

According to two Austrian websites, Addendum and 90minuten.at, the funds were approved just after Windtner had said in an interview that he supported Blatter serving another term.

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