Fifa ethics committee member resigns over allegations in Panama Papers

A member of Fifa’s independent ethics committee has resigned from his post following allegations related to the Panama Papers leak.

The Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani tendered his resignation on Monday evening after the investigatory chamber had launched a probe into alleged links between him and his compatriot Eugenio Figueredo, the former Fifa vice-president who was arrested last year on corruption charges by the United States Department of Justice.

A spokesperson for the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee said: “We can confirm that Mr Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of Fifa.”

Two days ago a statement from the investigatory chamber of Fifa’s

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