Court orders release Fifa kickbacks
11 July 2012, 17:18
A World Cup kickbacks scandal which has damaged Fifa's reputation since 2001 moved a step closer to being resolved on Wednesday.
Switzerland's supreme court ordered the release of a document identifying which senior football officials took millions of dollars in payments from the ISL agency, Fifa's marketing partner until it collapsed into bankruptcy 11 years ago.
The Swiss Federal Tribunal said a panel of five judges ruled it was in the public interest for five media organisations to get copies of a Zug cantonal (state) court settlement document which closed a criminal probe of the ISL case in May 2010.
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