Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has accused three former officials of the German Football Association (DFB) and one from FIFA of fraud and has filed an indictment against them.
Horst Rudolf Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach, from the DFB, and Urs Linsi, a former Swiss FIFA official are all under the spotlight.
The four are accused of fraudulently misleading members of a supervisory body of the DFB organising committee for the 2006 World Cup in Germany in April 2005 about the true purpose of a payment of around EUR 6.7 million.
Schmidt, Zwanziger and Linsi are accused of joint fraud, while Niersbach is accused of being complicit in fraud.
The presumption of innocence of the accused is guaranteed until the final judgment has been pronounced, wrote OAG.
OAG press release (in English)