Swim body monitoring VP's alleged role in FIFA bribery case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) World swimming body FINA says it will ''take all measures deemed necessary'' after its vice president was implicated in bribing FIFA officials.
FINA says it is ''aware of the media reports concerning the allegations against its first vice president, Husain al-Musallam.''
Still, the FINA ethics panel isn't formally studying the Kuwaiti official's case.
Al-Musallam could be identified in a Department of Justice document and Brooklyn federal court transcript last week as ''co-conspirator 3'' in the guilty plea of a FIFA audit committee member.
The official, from Guam, said in court he was paid bribes through the Olympic Council of Asia. Al-Musallam has been OCA director general since 2005.
Though ''this case is not directly related to FINA,'' the swimming body says it will await ''the conclusion of the various investigations.''