FIFA corruption case goes to Swiss supreme court

Updated: February 2, 2012

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The 11-year-old FIFA-ISL corruption case is going to Switzerland’s supreme court after appeals were lodged to block publication of a key document.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal tells The Associated Press it has opened five separate case files. It says the appellants’ identities must remain confidential.

The appeals challenge a December decision by Zug canton (state) supreme court calling on FIFA to publish the dossier naming football officials who took kickbacks from World Cup broadcast deals.

The 2010 settlement document reportedly identifies football officials who admitted taking kickbacks, and repaid $6.1 million to remain anonymous.

FIFA has said it supported the Zug ruling and wouldn’t appeal.

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