TVC NEWS FIFA’s chief ethics investigator and ethics judge have both been replaced by the ruling council of global soccer’s governing body, a FIFA source said on Tuesday.
Ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and chief investigator Cornel Borbely will not have their mandates, which ran until Thursday’s FIFA congress, renewed despite expressing a desire to continue their work cleaning up FIFA.
During their time in charge of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, the pair have overseen the suspension and expulsion of a series of officials including former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Secretary General Jerome Valcke.
Colombian investigator Maria Claudia Rojas is the new head of the investigatory chamber with Vassilios Skouris of Greece, a former president of the European Court of Justice, taking over as head of the adjudicatory chamber.
FIFA is expected to make a statement later on Tuesday with details of the decision. Borbely and Eckert were not immediately available for comment on the decision.
The move follows the resignation of former reform and compliance chief Domenico Scala last year, who argued the independent committees had been undermined by changes made by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Infantino denied this.