Ex-FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo Ban For Life


Ex-FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo has been given a life banned from all football related issue following a bribery scandal that was detected by a sprawling American federal investigation of corruption in international soccer.
The governing body "FIFA" says its ethics committee found Eugenio Figueredo guilty of taking bribes in 2004 and 2015 linked to commercial deals for South American competitions.
The Uruguayan official has also been fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million) but it is rather unclear how FIFA can enforce payment.
The 87-year-old was a former FIFA executive committee member when he was arrested in Zurich at a five-star hotel in May 2015.
He was subsequently detained for seven months before Swiss authorities extradited him to face criminal charges in Uruguay rather than the United States.
Eugenio Figueredo was kept under house arrest in his home country. A "U.S." Department of Justice indictment published in 2015 said Figueredo obtained American citizenship nine years earlier after having “falsely stated that he had severe dementia” to avoid an English language test.

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