LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (AP) - Switzerland’s supreme court has ordered the release of a document identifying which senior soccer officials took millions of dollars from FIFA’s marketing partner in kickbacks from World Cup deals.
The Swiss Federal Tribunal says it’s in the public interest for five media organizations to get copies of a regional court dossier revealing the officials’ dealings with the ISL agency, which collapsed into bankruptcy in 2001.
The ruling announced on Wednesday overturns their legal fight to block publication. They are widely reported to be former FIFA President Joao Havelange and his former son-in-law Ricardo Teixeira.
The document details a May 2010 settlement as the officials repaid $6.1 million on condition their identities remain secret.