Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani resigned from
Fifa’s ethics committee on Wednesday following the launch of a preliminary
investigation linked to the Panama Papers data leak.
Sources at the world’s football governing body confirmed reports of the
resignation in the online editions of Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung
and the Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger.
Fifa has launched a preliminary inquiry after a huge data leak from a
Panama-based law firm suggested a potential conflict of interest
involving Damiani, a member of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics
The documents suggest he helped three defendants indicted in the Fifa corruption scandal use offshore companies. These companies could have
been used to bribe football officials, according to Sueddeutsche
Zeitung on Sunday.