Zurich - FIFA's Ethics Committee on Thursday recommended life bans for two
former vice-presidents of South American Football Confderation,
CONMEBOL, over corruption.
Luis Bedoya, a former member of the
FIFA Executive Committee, a former CONMEBOL vice-president and, until
October 2015 the President of the Colombian FA, and Sergio Jadue, a
former vice-president of CONMEBOL and the former President of the
Chilean FA, were targeted in reports by the investigatory chamber of the
The two reports, together with recommendations
for life bans, have been sent to the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics
Committee, which is chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert.
statement, FIFA said that both Bedoya and Jadue had been subject to US
Department of Justice investigations at the end of 2015 during which the
men had waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a two-count information
charging them with "racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy".
Ethics Committee investigatory chamber recommended imposing on both
Bedoya and Jadue a "lifelong ban on taking part in any kind of
football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for an
alleged violation of the general rules of conduct, loyalty, duty of
disclosure, cooperation and reporting, conflicts of interest, bribery
and corruption and general obligation to collaborate".