FIFA declines comment on allegations of double pay for board members
JUN 22, 2014 11:45a ET
RIO DE JANEIRO --
FIFA has declined to comment on claims that annual payments were doubled for executive committee members after their bonuses were stopped.
British newspaper The Sunday Times reports that the 25 board members now get a $200,000 stipend for their part-time duties.
FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer says ''we do not comment on allegations.''
Fischer says executive payments are agreed by a remuneration panel. The three-man group is led by FIFA's audit committee chairman Domenico Scala and includes FIFA senior vice president Julio Grondona of Argentina.
Scala stopped bonuses for board members last December, later telling The Associated Press ''there was no relationship in logic for them.''
Payments to executives, including President Sepp Blatter's salary, are not specified in FIFA's financial report.
In 2013, FIFA paid $36.3 million to ''key management personnel.''