Statement on Investigation of Former FILA President Raphael Martinetti

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (October 7) -- As reported today in the, former FILA President Raphael Martinetti and his wife have been ordered by the Swiss government to pay tax on large sums of money given to the couple in 2010 and 2012 by unnamed persons in Azerbaijan. Prior to today's story, United World Wrestling was not aware of these payments and has contacted the Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation to gather more information. We are reviewing the situation to determine what occurred and if any further action is required.

United World Wrestling is fully committed to fair play and will not tolerate unethical behavior by members of our staff, national federations, referees, coaches, or athletes.