Guyanese Soccer Official To Face FIFA Charges

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News Americas, ZURICH, Switzerland, Tues. Sept. 20, 2011: Guyana-born soccer official, Colin Klass, is set to answer charges of bribery before a FIFA ethics committee this Friday.

Klass has been summoned by FIFA to answer charges relating to $40,000 in bribes allegedly offered by former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam. His date with the committee comes as a FIFA’s appeals panel upheld bin Hammam’s life ban last week.

Klass, a member of FIFA’s beach soccer committee, is a longtime ally of former FIFA vice president Jack Warner.

He was provisionally suspended as head of the Guyana football federation last month pending a full investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh’s agency.
Another 15 Caribbean officials under investigation are awaiting hearing dates.