Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The chairman of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbély, has concluded his investigation into the activities of the former President of the Thailand FA (FAT) and former FIFA Executive Committee member, Worawi Makudi, and handed over the respective report together with recommendations to the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, which is chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert.
In his final report, the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee recommended imposing a sanction of a ban for no less than four years and a fine of no less than CHF 25,000 on Mr Makudi for alleged violation of the general rules of conduct (art. 13 par. 1 to 3 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE)), loyalty (art. 15 FCE), forgery and falsification (art. 17 FCE) and the obligation of the parties to collaborate (art. 41 FCE).
The investigation against Mr Makudi concerned alterations of the FAT Statutes which were not approved by the FAT Congress. Mr Makudi was allegedly responsible for the alterations and did not inform the members of the FAT Congress about them. Until a formal decision is taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Mr Makudi is presumed innocent.
• This media release was originally published by FIFA on 15 July 2016. To access the original, please click here.
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