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