ZURICH (AP) – FIFA has closed an inquiry into allegations that an official who helps allocate millions of dollars in project grants had embezzled football funds.
FIFA says it was informed that Lithuanian Football Federation president Julius Kvedaras is ''no longer suspended from office.''
A Lithuanian court last month ordered Kvedaras to stand down during a probe into embezzlement.
Lithuanian media reports say a higher court lifted the suspension after accepting his argument that the ongoing criminal case did not involve federation money.
FIFA says it ''actively sought'' details from Lithuania and ''there were no concrete allegations regarding any FIFA projects,'' or funding from European football authority UEFA.
Kvedaras attended a meeting on Tuesday of FIFA's development committee which has a $30 million budget in 2012 to distribute funds to national federations.