Football: Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Football: Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:11 pm

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football’s governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

“The lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude that my role in this process is at an end,” Garcia said in a statement announcing his resignation.

Garcia quit one day after FIFA rejected his appeal over the followup to his 18 month inquiry. Garcia had complained that a summary of his report released by FIFA’s top judge Hans-Joachim Eckert was “incomplete and erroneous.”

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