Lausanne (Switzerland), Jan 23 (IANS/CMC) Former president of the Dominica Football Association (DFA) Patrick John has dropped his appeal against a two-year FIFA ban in the bribery case involving Mohamed Bin Hammam.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it cancelled a hearing scheduled Monday after John, the former Prime Minister of Dominica, withdrew his appeal, reports CMC.
FIFA had initially charged John for accepting $40,000 in cash from Bin Hammam to support him in an election campaign against President Sepp Blatter.
However after a hearing, that charge was removed and John was instead found guilty of infringing FIFA statutes.
John’s two-year ban, imposed in November 2011, also carried a $3,300 fine and was part of a final round of sanctions for Caribbean officials caught in the conspiracy.
Bin Hammam was on a campaign visit to Trinidad in May 2011 when the bribery allegedly took place.
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