President of football’s world governing body, FIFA is being interrogated by officials representing the Swiss Attorney General according to the BBC.
The AG said in a statement that it had opened “criminal proceedings” against the FIFA boss.
The statement added that the 79-year-old, who announced his intention to step down from his position days after being re-elected was being investigated “on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation”
Blatter is being questioned over a TV rights deal signed with the former head of the Caribbean Football Union Jack Warner a decade ago.
He is also being investigated on suspicion of a “disloyal payment”two million Swiss francs ($2m; £1.3m) in 2011 to current UEFA president Michel Platini, who has announced his intention to contest for FIFA’s presidency.
The Swiss authorities allege that the payment was made “at the expense of Fifa, which was allegedly made for work performed between January 1999 and June 2002”.
Seven people were arrested in the week leading up to the FIFA election by Swiss authorities while seven others were indicted.
A press conference was cancelled earlier today, a few minutes before it was scheduled to begin.
Last week FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke was suspended following allegations regarding ticket sales at the 2014 World Cup, claims he has denied.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana