FIFA has imposed a life ban on a former member of its ethics committee who helped judge other soccer officials while himself taking bribes.
Ariel Alvarado received at least $230,000 in bribes linked to marketing deals, for World Cup qualifying games and the Gold Cup from 2009 to 2011, while he was a member of FIFA’s ethics committee, soccer’s world body said Thursday.
FIFA later appointed the Panama soccer federation president to its disciplinary committee.
Alvarado was a member of the disciplinary panel in 2015 judging wrongdoing by others when he was indicted in a sprawling U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
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