Mohamed bin Hammam probe opens

Updated: August 10, 2012, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia has formally opened investigations into bribery and financial misconduct allegations against former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

FIFA says Garcia has launched official cases after provisionally suspending bin Hammam for 90 days last month to "prevent interference" while he builds a case.

Garcia is studying an audit of Asian Football Confederation finances that suggests mismanagement of accounts and billion-dollar contracts under ...

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