The investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has completed its preliminary investigation in connection with the remuneration arrangements of the President of the German Football Association. The investigation determined that no provisions of the FIFA Code of Ethics had been violated in the case in question.
During the course of its examination of the pension income and remuneration arrangements of the President of the German Football Association (DFB), Wolfgang Niersbach, as requested by the German FIFA Executive Committee member Dr Theo Zwanziger on 10 February 2015, the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee inspected and analysed all relevant documents, interviewed those involved in the matter and carried out further enquiries with those in the latter’s circles.
Based on this preliminary investigation, the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has concluded that neither Wolfgang Niersbach nor any other person has violated the Code of Ethics.
The investigatory chamber has accordingly closed its file on the matter.