FIFA Ethics Committee to Hear Bin Hammam's Case on July 22 and 23
FIFA’s Ethics Committee will meet on July 22 and 23 to hear the case against Mohamad Bin Hamman, Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester who all have been suspended from all football activities for indulging in various corruption and bribery charges.
“The Fifa ethics committee will meet on 22 and 23 July to examine the cases of Mohamed bin Hammam, Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester, who were provisionally suspended by the ethics committee on 29 May 2011 in relation to an alleged breach of the FIFA code of ethics and the FIFA disciplinary code,” a FIFA statement read.
The suspended AFC President is also alleged to have indulged in corruption and “bought” Qatar the right to host 2022 FIFA World Cup. However Hammam denies the allegation. Meanwhile the investigations regarding his activities are over and the report has been sent to the suspended Asian Football Boss.
“The hearings with Mohamed bin Hammam, Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester will take place on 22 July, when the parties as well as the ethics committee also have the opportunity to call on potential witnesses”.
Caribbean Football Union officials Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester who were suspended along with Fifa vice-president Jack Warner will also have their cases heard along with Hammam. However Warner will not face any investigation as all the corruption charges labeled against him were drop following his resignation from all football-related activities.
“The three officials have received the report on the investigations conducted by the ethics committee since 29 May, and have been invited to present their position in writing prior to the meeting of 22 July”
The charges relate to a meeting of 25 associations of the CFU in May, where it is alleged bribes of $40,000 were paid or offered to each by Bin Hammam, who was then campaigning for the Fifa presidency.
“On 23 July, the ethics committee will deliberate and decide on the cases.”