The former British secret agent who supposedly created an incriminating but now-discredited dossier on President elect Donald Trump apparently helped the FBI establish its case against FIFA officials back in 2010, The Washington Post reported.
Christopher David Steele, 52, was last seen leaving his house in the southwest of London on Wednesday, seemingly in order to avoid detection and avoid potential retribution once his identity as the supply of the salacious file became understood, the New York Times reported.
A man close to Steele said he left his house because he now worries a prompt and possibly dangerous backlash from Moscow against him and his family, the Telegraph reported.
Trump lashed out in the media for releasing the unsubstantiated content and at the U.S. intelligence officials, accusing them of leaking the claims and likening the leaks to Nazi actions.
Reuters reported on Thursday that -based Orbis Business Intelligence, consulting firm, was hired by Englands Football Association to inquire FIFA over corruption claims.
It had been his work on corruption in international football that added credence to his reporting the report said.
Before developing the content on Trump, Steele was hired to inquire former European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, EurActiv.com said. Steeles work happened while Georgieva was a nominee for U.N. secretary-general.
Steele, who formerly worked years undercover in London, Russia and France for MI6, was specially tasked with investigating her alleged connections to some Bulgarian organized crime group called Multigroup, a dishonest company conglomerate run by Iliya Pavlov who had been assassinated in 2003 in Sofia.
Last October Georgieva stepped down in the European Commission to take a job together with the World Bank.
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