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FIFA Appoints Garcia, Eckert in Drive to Combat Graft in Soccer

July 17 (Bloomberg) -- World soccer ruling body FIFA named former United States attorney Michael Garcia as main prosecutor in an ethics probe.

FIFA also named German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert to chair a judicial body as part of its plans to combat corruption. The moves were announced at a FIFA news conference in Zurich.

The appointments follow the release of court papers on a kickbacks scandal and allegations of vote-buying surrounding the selection of World Cup hosts.

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