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Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam accused of corruption

Yet more corruption news coming from Fifa: vice-president Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam are being investigated alongside four other officials, after executive committee member Chuck Blazer accused the pair of violating the organisations code of ethics at a meeting organised by them.

The allegations, which include bribery, were also levelled at Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester from the Caribbean Football Union, centre around a meeting which took place on 10 and 11 May, which was in relation to the Fifa presidential election, which takes place on 1 June. Conspiracy theorists might like to point to Sepp Blatter’s presidential rival being investigated weeks before the election, but we couldn’t possibly comment.

‘On May 24 2011, Fifa executive committee member and Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer reported to Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke possible violations of the Fifa code of ethics allegedly committed by officials,’ said a Fifa statement. ‘In particular, the report referred to a special meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), apparently organised jointly by Fifa vice-president Jack A. Warner and Fifa executive committee member Mohamed Bin Hammam, which took place on May 10 and 11 2011.

‘This meeting was linked to the upcoming Fifa presidential election. In view of the facts alleged in this report, which include bribery allegations, Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke, in compliance with art. 16 of the Fifa code of ethics, yesterday requested the Fifa ethics committee to open ethics proceedings.’

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