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Sheikh Ahmad ‘targeted’ alongside Fina president in US Fifa probe

Director general of the Olympic Council of Asia, Husain al-Musallam (L), looks on as the president, Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah (R), speaks on the eve of the 39th OCA General Assembly meeting on December 15, 2020 (by HAITHAM AL-SHUKAIRI/AFP via Getty Images)

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and a key figure in the global sports industry, along with Husain Al-Musallam, president of Fina, aquatic sports’ world governing body, have been targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for suspected racketeering and bribery connected to the historic wide-ranging probe into corruption in world football, according to the Associated Press.

The news agency said it has obtained documents relating to the case, one of which came from the US embassy in Kuwait, the home of Sheikh Ahmad and Al-Musallam, after it made a formal request to local authorities in 2017 for assistance to secure evidence including records of multiple bank accounts held in the Gulf state.

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