Member of FIFA Audit Panel Stood Down

September 16, 2014

Canover Watson, viagra buy a member of FIFA’s financial monitoring panel, has been stood down from duty after being implicated in financial corruption.

Watson was questioned by police anti-corruption and financial crime units in his native Cayman Islands but he denies any involvement.

FIFA stated on Tuesday that the audit committee chairman Domenico Scala “decided to temporarily relieve until further notice Canover Watson, to whom the presumption of innocence applies.”

An eight-member panel is scheduled to meet on December 16 in Morocco, where the Club World Cup is being held this year.

The panel was put together in 2012 and scrutinises FIFA’s $1 billion-plus annual revenue and commercial contracts.

Watson is a director of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and treasurer of the islands’ football federation.

According to FIFA, the police investigation into Watson, was not related to his work in football.

“After a preliminary clarification of the facts of the case and the allegations of the Cayman Island investigating authorities against Canover Watson, no connection with football and/or his role at association level has been established at this stage,” FIFA said in a statement.