Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Evidence against Bin Hammam grows
AP, July 21st, 2012 12:41AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  fifa

MOST COMMENTED

Mohamed bin Hammam's troubles aren't over.

On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifted the Qatari's life ban from soccer imposed by FIFA for his role in a vote-buying scheme in the Caribbean during his 2011 bid for the FIFA presidency.

On Friday, details of an audit of his activities as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president were shown to AP. The audit detailed how he spent $700,000 from AFC bank accounts to conduct family business --  $10,000 on a Bulgari watch for himself and nearly $5,000 for his daughter's cosmetic dentistry, among others -- how he paid soccer officials around the world -- $250,000 to Concacaf's Jack Warner -- and how he negotiated contracts on his own.

The audit found that an AFC contract with World Sports Group and its subsidiary World Sports Football were no-bid contracts and "considerably undervalued." A $14 million payment from companies with stakes in World Sports Group was made to the AFC for the ''personal use of its president,'' the report said.

World Sport Group's CEO and founder is Seamus O'Brien, chairman of the New York Cosmos, who recently was awarded an NASL franchise.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Borussia Dortmund Enters Break at Bottom    
Borussia Dortmund, German champion in 2011 and 2012, enters the Bundesliga winter break tied for last ...
Eric Abidal Bids Adieu    
Former France international defender Eric Abidal played his last official game Saturday as his Olympiakos team ...
The price of being an EPL mascot    
Just how do those adorable boys and girls who hold hands with their favorite stars and ...
World Champs Sell 3 Million Jerseys    
Adidas announced it has sold more than three million Germany national team replica jerseys shirts in ...
Freddy Adu Leaves Serbian Club    
Orlando City Signs Shea     
New MLS club Orlando City on Friday announced the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Brek ...
Report: Juve Eyes January Move for Falcao     
According to Italian soccer site Calciomercato, Manchester United may consider getting second-choice striker Radamel Falcao's huge ...
Reus Fined $665K for Driving without a License    
Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been handed one of the biggest driving fines in German ...
Balotelli Receives One-Game Ban, Fine for Instagram Post    
Mario Balotelli received a one game ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds after being found ...
Robbie Rogers: FIFA 'Insane' to Host World Cup in Russia, Qatar    
LA Galaxy left back Robbie Rogers has spoken out about FIFA's decision to stage the next ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives