Rafael Salguero, 72, a former member of the FIFA and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) executive committee, has been found guilty of bribery in violation of the FIFA code of ethics.
“He was investigated for “various bribery schemes during the 2006 to 2014 period related to CONCACAF and FIFA competitions, as well as the illegal reselling of tickets for the FIFA World Cup,’’ the statement said.
Report has it that the ban covers all football-related activities at international and national level. Salguero was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (99,500 dollars).
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Rafael Salguero is one of 16 high-ranking officials who has been indicted in the U.S. in connection with FIFA corruption scandals.
FIFA’s statement said the adjudicatory panel found Rafael Salguero had breached the bribery code of its code of ethics “while highlighting his cooperation with the authorities in the U.S. and throughout the proceedings before the ethics committee.’’