Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter may have been banned by FIFA for eight years, but he's not walking away empty-handed -- he's still getting all of the salary he would have earned as acting president.

Blatter was first suspended for 90 days by FIFA, pending an investigation by the ethics committee. The committee's findings, which included a banned $2 million payment Blatter had approved, led to the longer eight-year penalty.

But because there is no other president in place, Blatter is still drawing a paycheck, according to a report from Reuters. That will continue until February 26, when a new president will be elected.

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Casting For Sepp Blatter

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing a movie about the FIFA scandal.

 

Dustin Hoffman

He was great as a villain in "Hook."

 

Dustin Hoffman

Hoffman's versatility makes him capable of handling nearly any role.

 

Gerard Depardieu

Here's a unique qualification for playing a role of villian: Being actual friends with Vladimir Putin.

 

Gerard Depardieu

In his autobiography, Depardieu writes that Putin "immediately liked my hooligan side."

 

James Garner

Yes, we realize that Garner passed away last year ...

 

James Garner

... but the resemblance is uncanny.

 

John Cusack

Cusack is 30 years younger than Blatter.

 

John Cusack

But the magic of Hollywood makeup can do wonders in bridging the gap.

 

Tommy Lee Jones

One of his most memorable roles was on the side of law enforcement as a U.S. Marshal in "The Fugitive" but ...

 

Tommy Lee Jones

... he did play the villain role of Two Face in "Batman Forever."

 

Robert Duvall

The ultimate pro, Duvall always delivers in whatever role he's given.

 

Robert Duvall

Duvall is 84, and we know he'd still come through.

 

Alan Arkin

At 81, Arkin is in the same age range as Blatter.

 

Alan Arkin

As a 72-year-old, Arkin earned the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in "Little Miss Sunshine."

 

Danny DeVito

Everyone loved to hate him as Louie De Palma on "Taxi."

 

Danny DeVito

Plus, he played the Penguin in "Batman Returns."

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Apparently FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee looked into withholding Blatter's salary. But the organization's by-laws prevented such a measure. FIFA has been able, however, to stop payments of his bonuses.

"Until the election of a new president on February 26, Mr. Blatter is the elected president and therefore -- according to his contract -- is entitled to receive his remuneration," said a FIFA spokesman to Reuters.

So how much cash is Blatter pocketing? Nobody knows. FIFA's salaries are withheld from the public, although there are ongoing efforts within the organization to publicly disclose individual compensation.

It's also unclear what percentage of his overall income came from bonuses. But while Blatter gets richer, times aren't as great for FIFA's bank account: Thanks largely to its ongoing corruption scandal, the organization suffered a net loss in 2015, the first since 2001.

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