FIFA paid Blatter $3.76M in 2015, reports $122M loss

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo FIFA president Sepp Blatter is photographed while banknotes thrown by British comedian Simon Brodkin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee at the headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA is preparing to reveal former president Blatter's salary and pay package for the first time, in its 2015 financial report which is being published Thursday March 17, 2916. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP, file)
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ZURICH (AP) FIFA says it paid Sepp Blatter $3.76 million in 2015, and the governing body reported a loss of $122 million for a year blighted by scandal.

After years of secrecy about presidential pay, FIFA finally revealed Blatter's salary in its latest annual accounts published Thursday.

Blatter, who was suspended on full pay last October and later banned for unethical conduct, had a base salary of $3 million but received no performance bonus in 2015.

FIFA's loss, it's first since 2002, was expected after failing to sign any new World Cup sponsors.

Despite the corruption crisis, FIFA's total income was $1.152 billion in 2015. Expenses of $1.274 billion included spending $61.5 million on ''legal matters.''

FIFA's reserves fund fell by $183 million to $1.34 billion.