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Infantino Was Being Investigated By Ethics Committee Before He Removed Chairmen

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 17

The FIFA ethics committee was investigating President Gianni Infantino for "allegedly under-declaring the money he spent on his election campaign" before he organized the removal of the committee's chairs and members in May, according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. The declaration of his...

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