September 25, 2015 / 3:47 PM / 4 years ago

FIFA's Blatter cooperating with Swiss criminal probe: lawyer

FIFA President Sepp Blatter smiles before the first game of the so-called "Sepp Blatter tournament" in Blatter's home-town Ulrichen, Switzerland, August 22, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer body FIFA, is cooperating with a Swiss criminal investigation, Blatter’s U.S. attorney said on Friday.

Attorney Richard Cullen said a contract the Swiss Attorney General said Blatter signed in 2005 with the Caribbean Football Union was “properly prepared and negotiated by the appropriate staff members of FIFA.”

“Certainly no mismanagement occurred,” he said in an emailed statement.

Reporting by David Ingram and Mica Rosenberg

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