FIFA bans three officials guilty of corruption scandal

FIFA slams ban on corrupt officials
 FIFA bans corrupt officials

Three FIFA officials have been slammed with life bans from all football-relating activities by the adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee.

FIFA’s corruption scandal continues as three officials of FIFA have been banned from football-related activities for life for their roles in the corruption scandal.

The sanctions placed on the officials was confirmed by FIFA. The banned officials are the former Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) attaché Jeffrey Webb, Miguel Trujillo and Aaron Davidson.

Until the ban, Aaron Davidson was the Chairman of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and also former president of Traffic Sports USA, a sports marketing company. Jeffrey Webb, and Trujillo, a former FIFA match agent. The three officials have been fined £786,000 for their involvement in the bribery and corruption case.

In a related statement, the football governing body stated with regards Takkas: “His guilty plea related, among others, to schemes in which he received bribe payments on behalf of the former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, in exchange for awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights for football tournaments.”

Takkas, one of the officials was arrested in May 2015 before FIFA’s Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. He pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy on May 24, 2017.

similarly, Chairman, Mr Aaron Davidson pleaded guilty to one count charge of racketeering conspiracy and one count charge of wire fraud on October 2016.

He was involved in schemes in which he “offered money as bribe in exchange for getting contacts for media and marketing rights of football tournaments”.

FIFA match agent Trujillo pleaded guilty on March 8, 2016 to a one count charge of money laundering and to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy linking him to participation in several schemes to bribe football officials.

The ban come into force upon notification of the decision.

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