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Lawyer to continue investigation into Fifa corruption allegations


By Shannon Sweeney

13 June 2014 at 08:11 BST


US lawyer Michael Garcia is investigating the alleged corruption of the 2022 World Cup vote, and recently has said he has had access to all the data used by The Sunday Times in its recent reports.

US lawyer Michael Garcia is investigating the corruption of the 2022 World Cup vote to Qatar. katatonia82

On Wednesday night, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said he would stand for a fifth term despite an investigation surrounding the vote to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. US lawyer Michael Garcia, who is investigating the 2022 World Cup vote, recently has said he has had access to all the data used by The Sunday Times in its recent reports. Mr Garcia said he had spoken to a representative of all of the bidding committees involved in voting for the 2022 World Cup.

Reviewing data

Mr Garcia had been due to conclude his report last Monday and will submit it to a German judge to be reviewed in about six weeks. He said he will continue to review the data made available to him. In 2012.  Fifa announced that Mr Garcia, a partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and formerly US attorney for the Southern District of New York, would be the chair of the ethic committee's investigative chamber. Sources: The Independent and The Wall Street Journal.

 
   
 
 
 

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