Blatter: Verdict on Bin Hammam corruption charges expected in July
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Saturday he expects a verdict next month from the committee charged with investigating the corruption scandal which has rocked football’s governing body.
“The ethical committee is working on it and will come to a decision during the course of July,” said Blatter during a FIFA press conference in Berlin ahead of the women’s World Cup, which starts Sunday.
But Blatter repeated there will be no investigation into the conduct of ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner who resigned on Monday…
The investigation will only look into the conduct of Bin Hammam, who is accused of having bribed FIFA officials in his campaign to oust Blatter as FIFA president.
He later withdrew from the presidency race and Blatter was re-elected.
Both Bin Hammam and Warner have consistently denied any wrongdoing, but a FIFA report seen by the Britain’s Press Association says there is “overwhelming evidence” that Bin Hammam used bribery in his presidential campaign.
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