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Jerome Valcke will have his suspension from all football-related activity extended another 45 days after FIFA’s Ethics Committee recommended further sanctions on the former FIFA Secretary General.

 

The chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbély, concluded his investigation today into the activities of the currently suspended Jérôme Valcke.

 

Dr Borbély handed his report together with recommendations to the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert.

 

At the same time, Dr Borbély requested an extension of the suspension of Mr 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 today, 5 January 2016, at midnight.

 

In his final report, recommended imposing a sanction of a nine-year ban and a fine of CHF 100,000 on Mr Valcke for alleged violation of the general rules of conduct (art. 13 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE)), loyalty (art. 15 FCE), confidentiality (art. 16 FCE), duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting (art. 18 FCE), conflicts of interest (art. 19 FCE), offering and accepting gifts and other benefits (art. 20 FCE) and general obligation to collaborate (art. 42 FCE).

 

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

 

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