Fifa ethics probe extended to include Blatter

2011-05-27 10:57

Football’s controlling body, Fifa, today said it had extended a probe by its ethics committee to include the organisation’s president, Joseph Blatter.

In a statement the organisation said Fifa executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam had requested the proceedings against Blatter.

It said the request was made “on the basis that in the report submitted by Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer earlier this week, Fifa vice-president Jack A Warner would have informed the Fifa president in advance about alleged cash payments to delegations attending a special meeting of the Caribbean Football Union apparently organised jointly by Jack A Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam on 10 and 11 May 2011 and that the Fifa president would have had no issue with these”.

Bin Hammam is opposing Blatter in the June 1 presidential elections at the Fifa congress and is himself facing an investigation by the ethics committee.

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