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FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments

GENEVA (AP) FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments.

Markus Kattner's exit on Monday came after he spent several months in his highest profile role at the scandal-rocked world soccer body - as its interim top administrator promoting FIFA's wish to change its tainted culture even as his links to other investigations added up.

FIFA said Kattner was fired after an internal investigation said he allegedly broke his legal responsibilities to the organization "in connection with his employment contract."