FBI (investigation) pressure. They're getting closer and closer. Today it was in the news that his right hand, Valcke, is accused of paying 10 million bribes.Maybe it's just power games. I find it hard to believe that politicians from all over the world weren't involved in FIFA schemes. Blatters for sure got leverage on some of it.
Yep: this's gotta be why:FBI (investigation) pressure.
... This comes as sources familiar with the case told ABC News today that Blatter is being investigated by the FBI and U.S. prosecutors as part of the probe that led to last week’s stunning indictments....
... Days before the election, the U.S. Department of Justice accused 14 people of corruption and racketeering conspiracy in a 47-count indictment released last Wednesday. Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were indicted, including two current FIFA vice presidents and the current and former presidents of CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football), Jeffrey Webb and Jack Warner. ...
The FBI declined to comment because Blatter has not been publicly identified as a target of the investigation. The sources said the feds are conducting the FIFA probe the same way they would handle an old-school New York-style racketeering case.
“Now that people are going to want to save themselves, there’s probably a race to see who will flip on [Blatter] first,” one sources said, explaining how the feds typically try to get people to inform on their superiors.
“We may not be able to collapse the whole organization but maybe you don’t need to,” one of the sources said.