Wednesday, 25 May 2016

FIFA Dismisses Deputy Secretary-General Markus Kattner

Fifa’s deputy secretary general has been fired with immediate effect after the discovery of a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years.

FIFA said Kattner was fired after an internal investigation said he allegedly broke his legal responsibilities to the organization "in connection with his employment contract."

The 45-year-old German official was due payments worth millions of dollars over a six-year period from 2008-14 from additions to his contract, a person familiar with the FIFA investigation said Monday.

The extra payments were known to then-President Blatter and then-secretary general Jerome Valcke, Kattner's immediate boss in that period.

In 2007, Kattner got the deputy secretary general title after Blatter hired Valcke for the top administrative job. Kattner was promoted in an interim role when Valcke was suspended last September for financial wrongdoing and then fired in January.

"Markus Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately," FIFA said in a statement Monday. "FIFA's internal investigation uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contract."

FIFA has already announced that United Nations official Fatma Samoura of Senegal is due to start work next month as the new permanent secretary general.

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