FIFA bans ex-member of audit committee for life for bribery

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FIFA bans ex-member of audit committee for life for bribery

FIFA has banned a Bolivian official for life from football for being involved in bribery while a member of the audit and compliance committee at the governing body

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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned a Bolivian official for life from football for being involved in bribery while serving on its audit and compliance committee.

FIFA’s ethics division found Romer Osuna guilty of being part of a bribery scheme from 2012-15 while awarding contracts for the media and marketing rights to South American competitions.

Osuna has served as a treasurer and executive committee member at South American football governing body CONMEBOL.

As well as being banned from any role in football, Osuna was fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million).

A FIFA statement announcing his punishment on Thursday specified Osuna’s past CONMEBOL…

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