Bin Hammam refuses to speak to investigators

London: FIFA member Mohamed Bin Hammam, who has been suspended on charges of bribery, has refused to speak to investigators or provide his bank records during the probe into allegations that he paid cash gifts to Caribbean football officials.

The FIFA’s ethics committee report concludes that while there is “no direct evidence” linking Bin Hammam to the offer or payment of cash, there is “compelling circumstantial evidence” that the 62-year-old Qatari was the source of the money.

Bin Hammam, a FIFA executive committee member and president of the Asian Football Confederation, has been suspended since May 29 on charges of bribery, a daily reports.

He denies any wrongdoing.


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