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FIFA Appoints Garcia, Eckert in Drive to Combat Graft in Soccer

July 17, 2012

World soccer ruling body FIFA named former United States attorney Michael Garcia as main prosecutor in an ethics probe.

FIFA also named German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert to chair a judicial body as part of its plans to combat corruption. The moves were announced at a FIFA news conference in Zurich.

The appointments follow the release of court papers on a kickbacks scandal and allegations of vote-buying surrounding the selection of World Cup hosts.

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