FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke suspended over corruption allegations

World football governing body, FIFA is facing a fresh scandal as Secretary-General Jerome Valcke was suspended over allegations of involvement in a ticketing scam and placed under investigation.

Valcke, the right-hand man of outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter, was immediately relieved of his duties as the latest wave of corruption crashed into world football’s governing body.

Meanwhile, Switzerland has ruled that a former FIFA vice president, Eugenio Figueredo, should be extradited to the US in a corruption probe, the first suspect facing a forced transfer over the fraud allegations that have shaken the world of football.

The 54-year-old French official had already been forced to deny involvement in a $10 million dollars payment to South Africa in the wake of corruption allegations that forced Blatter’s resignation earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Valcke’s US-based lawyer has decried the allegations as false, stating that all dealings between Valcke and Alon’s company had been cleared by FIFA’s legal department.

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