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FIFA opens proceedings against Helmut Sandrock

FIFA's investigatory chamber has recommended that former DFB General Secretary Helmut Sandrock be fined for violating the organization's ethics code. Sandrock was the tournament director for the 2006 World Cup.

A statement released by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee on Thursday said it had opened proceedings against Sandrock, who resigned as the German football association's (DFB) general secretary on February 26.

The statement said that the adjudicatory chamber had done so based on the final report by the investigatory chamber, which had opened a probe into alleged wrongdoing by Sandrock on March 22.

It said that the investigatory chamber had found evidence that Sandrock had violated Articles 13 (General rules of conduct), 15 (Loyalty) and 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting) of FIFA's ethics code and recommended a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (45,900 euros, $51,600) plus yet-to-be-determined social work.

Citing the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the statement provided no further details.

Sandrock was the tournament director of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, which is at the center of corruption allegations that are the subject of a Swiss criminal investigation.

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