FIFA looking for a lawyer to help its lead ethics prosecutor

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ZURICH (AP) FIFA is looking to recruit a lawyer with experience in South America to help its lead ethics prosecutor.

FIFA says courtroom “experience gained in South America is a must” for a legal counsel whose duties will include briefing the “chairperson of the investigatory chamber” before meetings.

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The head of FIFA’s ethics investigations, Maria Claudia Rojas, was appointed last year despite not having any background as a prosecutor.

A European lawmakers group noted in a critical report last month that she also did not speak French or English.

FIFA is now seeking candidates with “excellent command of oral and written Spanish and English.”