Ex-FIFA Prez Loses Appeal Over 6-Year Ban

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 3:06 PM EST) -- Former FIFA president Joseph “Sepp” Blatter on Monday lost his bid in the Court of Arbitration for Sport to annul a six-year ban from soccer instituted by the international soccer governing body over an improper payment to another European soccer leader.

A three-arbitrator panel dismissed an appeal by Blatter seeking to overturn a six-year ban, retroactively starting in October 2015, from any soccer-related activity at both the national and international level and a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs, according to a statement from the international sports court.

The ban centers on a 2 million franc ($2.07 million at the time) payment...

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