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FIFA hired former FBI Director to assist in alleged corruption case.

Football: Former FBI Director Louis Freeh hired by FIFA to investigate alleged case of corruption (SOURCE FBI.gov)

FIFA announced hiring former FBI director Louis Freeh to assist FIFA’s Ethics Committee in examining bribery claims and possibly collect evidence against the world soccer governing body’s suspended former executives Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner.

The Qatari Hammam was accused of offering about U.S. $ 63 000 to members of the Football Confederation of North and Central America and Caribbean (CFU/CONCACAF) to collect votes in the election for president of the governing body of world football.

Former special agent Freeh, who led the FBI from 1993 to 2001, was set to interview the Caribbean Football Union (CFU/CONCACAF) officials who were allegedly offered  bribes to back Bin Hammam in the recent presidential election.

Bin Hammam withdrew his name from the race last week, shortly before being suspended by the body. It left FIFA president Sepp Blatter to be reelected unopposed last Wednesday.

After his reelection, Blatter announced  tough decisions in order to investigate the alleged case of corruption.

FIFA confirmed Freeh Group International (FGI) was “mandated” to assist the investigation, which was expected to finish by the end of July. FIFA wants to take all steps to give all possible support to this investigation.

One of the works of former FBI researchers will be to interview the Caribbean soccer leaders that they had received an offer to buy their votes at a meeting involving the CFU/CONCACAF President Jack Warner, native of Trinidad and Tobago.