“This payment damaged FIFA’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini,” Switzerland’s OAG said.
They were charged by federal prosecutors in Switzerland with defrauding FIFA in connection with a payment of two million Swiss francs (2.07 million dollars) Platini received.
The Frenchman had received the money from FIFA in 2011 for work done as a consultant between 1998 and 2002.
The OAG accused Blatter and Platini of “fraud, in the alternative of misappropriation, in the further alternative of criminal mismanagement as well as of forgery of a document”. Platini, a football great who captained France to victory in the 1984 European Championship, was also charged as an accomplice.
The prosecution had wanted a suspended sentence of one year and eight months for both men.
Platini was also to be fined some 2.2 million Swiss francs, the original payment plus social security taxes FIFA also paid.