A week before the FIFA presidential election is set to take place, one of the candidates and another high-powered FIFA executive have been implicated in a corruption scandal by an unlikely whistleblower.
Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation president and challenger to Sepp Blatter, and three others — including CONCACAF president Jack Warner — were reportedly outed to FIFA by CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer. The allegations surround meetings held between Bin Hammam and members of the Caribbean Football Union two weeks ago in regard to the upcoming election, according to a FIFA statement.
The accused will be subject to a FIFA ethics committee hearing set for Sunday.
(UPDATE: Bin Hammam has responded to the allegations via his Web site. "I completely deny any allegations of wrongdoing either intentionally or unknowingly while I was in the Caribbean," he wrote. Read the rest of his statement here.)
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