Home > Sports > Soccer
  print button email button

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bin Hammam evidence uncovered

AP

LONDON — FIFA's investigators have gathered further evidence of bribery by suspended executive Mohamed bin Hammam during his campaign to become president of soccer's governing body, a person familiar with the case said Wednesday.

The corruption report — compiled by former FBI agents — was sent to bin Hammam last week, and FIFA has summoned the suspended head of Asian football to a full ethics committee hearing on July 22.

Bin Hammam and two Caribbean soccer officials are accused of involvement in a plot to bribe executives in the Caribbean ahead of the Qatari's challenge to topple FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Nine of the 24 Caribbean Football Union members who attended a meeting in Trinidad in May have now admitted to ex-FBI director Louis Freeh that they were offered or accepted $40,000 payments from bin Hammam, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity as it is a confidential report.

An initial report last month by FIFA's ethics committee concluded there was "compelling" evidence that bin Hammam and then-CONCACAF President Jack Warner conspired to bribe voters.



Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.