- Associated Press - Friday, January 26, 2018

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.

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.”



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