Switzerland: FIFA Ethics Committee recommends suspension extension for Secretary-General

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee of FIFA, the world football governing body, Dr Cornel Borbély, has requested an extension of the suspension of FIFA Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, from all football-related activities for a further 45 days.

The suspension imposed on Mr Valcke on 7 October 2015 for a duration of 90 days will end on Tuesday, 5 January 2016, at midnight, FIFA said Tuesday on its website.

In his final report, Dr Borbély recommended imposing a sanction of a nine-year ban and a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs on Mr Valcke for alleged violation of the general rules of conduct, loyalty, confidentiality, duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting, conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits and general obligation to collaborate.

"Until a formal decision is taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Mr Valcke is presumed innocent," FIFA said.

Valcke, 55, was allegedly implicated in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets.

He has denied any wrongdoing.
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