Posts Tagged Corruption in sports

APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

This is a Friday, 27. July 2012, file photo of Chairman of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael Garcia from the US during a press conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. It is announced Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, that Michael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's ethics prosecutor, citing a "lack of leadership" at football's world governing body in its handling of his World Cup bid corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

GENEVA (AP) — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

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Ander Herrera denies match-fixing in Spain

In this Aug. 28, 2011 file photo, Zaragoza's Javier Aguirre from Mexico, left, looks on during their Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at La Romadera stadium in Zaragoza, Spain. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza and Levante in May 2011. The match that was allegedly fixed, in round 30 of the 2010-2011 Spanish league program, was played on May 21, 2011. Five Zaragoza officials, including current Japan coach Aguirre, and 18 players, including Fernandez and Herrera, were named and alleged to have been involved in "sports fraud. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)

MADRID (AP) — Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has denied accusations that he participated in a match-fixing scheme while playing in Spain for former club Zaragoza.

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Swiss law allows more scrutiny of sports finances

GENEVA (AP) — Putting sports officials on a legal level with political dictators, Swiss lawmakers passed legislation allowing more scrutiny of bank accounts held by governing bodies and their leaders.

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