FIFA extends bin Hammam ban during ethics probes
Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam faces
further disciplinary charges after the governing body’s ethics
prosecutor finished investigating his financial affairs.
FIFA says bin Hammam’s suspension from world football, which was
due to expire on Friday, has therefore been extended ”given the
seriousness of the violations” alleged.
FIFA says prosecutor Michael Garcia sent copies of his final
report and investigation files to bin Hammam and ethics judge
Eckert has asked bin Hammam to respond within 45 days, FIFA
Garcia has led a search for fresh evidence that bin Hammam
bribed Caribbean voters last year, and examined an audit of the
Qatari’s financial management of Asian Football Confederation
accounts and contracts.
Bin Hammam denies wrongdoing and got his FIFA life ban lifted in
a sports court.