Top FIFA ethics investigator resigns, claims FIFA is hopelessly corrupt

Top FIFA ethics investigator resigns, claims FIFA is hopelessly corrupt
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FIFA's head ethics investigator resigned Wednesday, claiming the international soccer organization tried to cover up embarrassing details about egregious corruption involved in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

U.S. attorney Michael Garcia spent more than a year compiling a massive ethics report, but FIFA selectively condensed his findings into a few dozen pages which, coincidentally, claimed there was no ethical wrongdoing. Garcia accused FIFA of deliberately misrepresenting his findings and urged it to release the entire report, but a FIFA appeals panel on Tuesday denied his request.

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