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SBD Global/August 7, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Former FBI Director Freeh To Assist In Bin Hammam Corruption Investigation

A former FBI Dir has been "brought in to assist the corruption investigation" into suspended Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed bin Hammam, according to the AP. Investigation company Freeh Group Int'l, founded by former FBI Dir Louis Freeh, has been chosen to look into allegations he misused AFC funds, "along with making payments to football officials in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean." The allegations "were uncovered in an internal audit" that resulted in the AFC giving bin Hammam a 30-day provisional ban last month. AFC acting President Zhang Jilong asked the 46 federations to "cooperate with the probe into the 63-year-old Qatari." PricewaterhouseCoopers prepared the audit, which alleges he received millions of dollars from "individuals linked to AFC contracts during his tenure" that dates back to '02 (AP, 8/6).
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