Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the subject of an FBI investigation into a $100 million bribery scandal, according to the BBC.
In an edition of the broadcaster’s Panorama programme, to be aired in the UK this evening, reporter Andrew Jennings says that he has seen a letter obtained by the FBI which throws into question Blatter’s role in a bribery scheme first exposed back in 2010.
At the time, sports marketing company ISL was found to have paid a total of $100m in bribes to officials including former FIFA president Joao Havelange and ex-FIFA executive Ricardo Teixeira.
In return, ISL was granted lucrative television and marketing rights throughout the 1990s.
Blatter denied knowing about the bribes and took no action. However, the letter, reportedly written by the disgraced Havelange, says that Blatter had “full knowledge of all activities” and was “always apprised” of them.