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FIFA audit and compliance committee chair resigns

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 17, 2016

The aftermath of the FIFA corruption scandal continues on, with the resignation last week of Domenico Scala, chair of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee.

Scala resigned in protest over a governance change made at the international governing body of professional soccer. That change—passed by a vote of 186-1—gave the new FIFA Council the power to dismiss the heads of FIFA’s independent bodies—the audit and compliance committee and two chambers of the ethics committee. The FIFA Council replaced the former executive committee and is headed by new FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.

With this decision, the change means that it’s now “possible for the Council to impede investigations against single members at any time by dismissing the responsible committee members or by keeping them acquiescent through the threat of a dismissal,” Scala said. “...

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