Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The deputy chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Djimbaraye Bourngar, has concluded his investigation into the conduct of Mr Saoud Al-Mohannadi, Vice-President of the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and former general secretary of the QFA. Mr Bourngar handed over the final report together with recommendations to the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, which is chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert. The investigation against Mr Al-Mohannadi concerned his failure to properly cooperate and provide truthful information to the investigatory chamber in the framework of another investigation not related to the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.
In his final report, the chief of the investigation recommends imposing a ban of no less than two years and six months and a fine of no less than CHF 20,000 on Mr Al-Mohannadi for an alleged violation of art. 13 (General rules of conduct), art. 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting) and art. 42 (General obligation to collaborate) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Until a formal decision is taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, the accused party is presumed innocent.
• This media release was originally published by FIFA on 26 August 2016. To access the original, please click here.
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