International body that governs football’s world, FIFA, has ban a former executive, Rafael Salguero, for seven years, on Wednesday, for a huge bribe he was offered in the 2018 World Cup vote.
Salguero who was a FIFA executive committee member for eight years till 2015, stated in his transcript of his plea that was unsealed in December, that while on FIFA’s executive committee in 2010, he was approached by someone seeking to buy his vote deciding which country would get hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA said that along with being charged for bribery, the he was also found guilty of illegal reselling of World Cup tickets.
Salguero who reportedly earned $300,000 plus expenses in his final year on FIFA’s ruling committee, was fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($99,500).
Three months ago, he was sentenced sentenced in Brooklyn federal court to the time he already served in prison.
The former executive had been under house arrest since 2016 while providing information to prosecutors in a sprawling case which accused several football officials of accepting more than $200m in bribes.