Nov 23

Leasing’s part in FIFA corruption

Both Russia and Qatar were cleared by a Fifa judge on Thursday before the process descended into chaos when Fifa’s own investigator Michael Garcia complained that a summary of his report misrepresented his conclusions.

Among the report’s findings was an observation that the Russia bid had destroyed documents and emails were now unavailable – hampering investigation of allegations around it.

The Fifa summary said: “The Russia bid committee made only a limited number of documents available for review, which was explained by the fact that the computers used at the time by the Russia bid committee had been leased and returned to their owner after the bidding process.”

Guardian – 13 Nov 2014

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