FIFA extends bin Hammam ban during ethics probes
Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam faces more
disciplinary charges after the governing body’s ethics prosecutor
finished investigating his financial affairs.
FIFA says bin Hammam’s suspension from world soccer, 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
Joachim Eckert. Eckert has asked bin Hammam to respond within 45
days, FIFA says.
Garcia has led a search for new 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
Bin Hammam denies wrongdoing and got his FIFA life ban lifted in
a sports court.