Bin Hammam’s Lawyer Confirms FIFA Drops Bribery Charges - Corruption Currents - WSJ


Mohamed bin Hammam’s U.S. lawyer confirmed to Corruption Currents that international soccer’s governing body dropped an investigation into alleged bribery.

Eugene Gulland, bin Hammam’s lawyer, said in a brief interview that FIFA closed a probe into alleged bribes paid by bin Hammam to Caribbean soccer officials to get their votes in an election in 2011 to lead the body.

The probe was closed by FIFA chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia due to a lack of new evidence, according to a reportby the U.K. Press Association.