Ex-candidate bin Hammam faces FIFA bribery case

BY foxsports • May 29, 2011

Mohamed bin Hammam is preparing to answer bribery charges at a FIFA ethics hearing, hours after withdrawing from his presidential election contest against incumbent Sepp Blatter.

Blatter is also answering a summons but could get an unopposed run at Wednesday's election if cleared of allegations that he ignored payment of campaign bribes.

Qatar's bin Hammam and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner allegedly paid some Caribbean voters meeting in Warner's native Trinidad.

FIFA says all three have individual hearings before the ethics panel, which can suspend them from football duties.

Arriving early Sunday at FIFA headquarters was American official Chuck Blazer, whose evidence file implicating bin Hammam and Warner sparked the corruption crisis.

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