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FIFA for life “banned” three defendants in the case of corruption

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Three officials involved in the widespread corruption scandal at FIFA were banned for life from football-related activities.

The judicial chamber of the FIFA ethics Committee passed such a strict decision, and FIFA confirmed the sanctions against Kostas Takkas, former attache Of the Association of Confederations of North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), Miguel Trujillo, a former sports marketing consultant of FIFA and Aaron Davidson, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North American football League, vanguardngr reports.

Davidson is the former President of Traffic Sports USA, one of the companies behind the scandal.

Three officials pleaded guilty to charges of corruption in criminal cases following their indictment by the United States Department of justice.

All three officials were suspended for life from football activities, and they were fined 1 million Swiss francs (786 thousand pounds).

Takkas, a Cypriot citizen, a British citizen who also served as Secretary General of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was sentenced to 15 months in prison last November. 61-year-old Takkas became one of the first officials arrested in may 2015 before the FIFA Congress in Zurich. He had already served 10 of the 15 months in Switzerland prior to his extradition to the United States.

Davidson, former President of the Miami-based headquarters of the Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate Traffic Group, admitted to racketeering and fraud in October 2016.

Trujillo pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud in connection with his involvement in several schemes to bribe football officials in 2016.

Investigation in the United States affected a total of 42 officials and organizations accused by the Ministry of justice in a scandal that has shaken FIFA to its core and led to the resignation of former President Joseph Blatter.

The former President of the South American football Confederation, Juan angel Napout, was jailed for nine months last month, and the former head of the Brazilian football Confederation, Jose Maria Marin, was sentenced to four years in prison.