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Sunil Gulati willing to disclose FIFA pay

April 22, 2013
By Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The incoming American member of FIFA's executive committee is willing to disclose what payments and expense money he receives from soccer's governing body.

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati was elected Friday to the North American spot on the 25-member committee and will replace fellow American Chuck Blazer on May 30.

Gulati, appointed to a FIFA reform panel two years ago, says the only caveat is he doesn't know whether FIFA will bind him with any confidentiality provision.

At least 12 executive committee members have been accused of some level of corruption since October 2010. Qatar's Mohamed bin Hammam, Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira and Trinidad's Jack Warner resigned; Sri Lanka's Manilal Fernando has been provisionally suspended; and Spain's Angel Maria Villar was cleared by FIFA.