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FIFA considers war crimes prosecutor as investigator

  • Reuters, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 3:37 PM

Top international prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, best known for pursuing war criminals, has been nominated as chief investigator at FIFA, soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, with a brief to probe game-fixing and corruption.

Moreno-Ocampo's term as chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague ends in June.

The 59-year-old Argentine, an avid soccer fan, has described his ICC job as ensuring that the leaders and generals who are wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity get "a one-way ticket" to The Hague.

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