Bin Hammam Resigns; FIFA Bans Him for Life — Again - Corruption Currents - WSJ


Embattled former head of Asian soccer Mohamed bin Hammam, who successfully fought off a lifetime ban from the sport over bribery allegations, resigned Saturday and was again banned from soccer, the sport’s international governing body said.

FIFA announced Monday that bin Hammam resigned in a letter to the organization and to the Asian Football Confederation, dated Saturday, Dec. 15. As a result of the letter and a final report to FIFA’s ethics committee, the governing body decided quitting wasn’t enough: It banned him for life, again.

The final report showed “repeated violations” of the “conflict of interest” provisions of the 2012 edition of the FIFA code of ethics by bin Hammam from 2008 through 2011, when he was president of the AFC and a member of FIFA’s executive committee, FIFA said in a statement.