Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Fifa bans former presidents of Guam, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan football associations for corruption



Fifa has given life bans to the former presidents of the Guam, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan football associations for corruption.

 
Guam's Richard Lai, Venezuela's Rafael Esquivel and Nicaragua's Julio Rocha have been banned from all football-related activities for life.


Football's world governing body began investigating Lau when he pleaded guilty to fraud in the USA in April.
Esquivel and Rocha also pleaded guilty to fraud in May 2015.


That was in the relation to the awarding of broadcasting and marketing contracts.


Esquivel was a vice-president of the South American confederation Conmebol and Rocha is a former Fifa development officer.


Lai is also a former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) official and Fifa committee member.


His case implicates Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who was not explicitly named by the Department of Justice.





BBC     News.