FIFA bans former executive committee member Chuck Blazer from all football-related activities for life over an alleged corruption scandal. Paul Chapman reports.
Life ban for ex-FIFA exec Blazer
Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer, seen here in file footage, has been banned for life from all soccer-related activities in the corruption scandal that’s engulfed the sport’s governing body.
The ban’s been imposed by FIFA’s ethics committee which said its decision was based on inquiries triggered by facts given to U.S. prosecutors.
Blazer was also general secretary of the body which governs football in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
He’s admitted bribery and financial offences secretly in 2013 and is co-operating with authorities, according to a plea deal shown by the U.S. last month.
Blazer was found to have breached FIFA rules on loyalty, confidentiality, duty of disclosure, conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts, and bribery and corruption.