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Valcke denies 'fabricated' allegations

18 September 2015, 07:03

New York - Jerome Valcke denies "fabricated and outrageous" allegations that led to his suspension as FIFA secretary general, his US-based lawyer said in a statement Thursday.

"Jerome Valcke unequivocally denies the fabricated and outrageous accusations by Benny Alon of alleged wrongdoing in connection with the sale of World Cup tickets," a statement from New York attorney Barry Berke said.

Valcke, 54, had been accused of taking kickbacks by Alon over a deal with FIFA to sell tickets for the 2014 World Cup.

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However his laywer's statement said Valcke "never received or agreed to accept any money or anything else of value from Mr Alon."

"As has been reported, FIFA entered into an agreement with Mr Alon's company, JB Sports Marketing," the statement said.

"That agreement and FIFA's subsequent business dealings with Mr Alon were vetted and approved by FIFA and its legal counsel."



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