Thursday, September 20, 2018

FIFA Suspends Officials of the American Confederation and the CONCACAF

The FIFA Judicial Committee has decided to stop a group of former US, North American and Caribbean Union (CONCACAF) officials from participating in any domestic or international soccer activities.


Aaron Davidson, former chairman of the North American Football Association (NCAA), Traffic Sports USA, and former Costa Rican CFO Costas Takas, as well as IFF vice-president Jeffrey, were suspended. Web, Miguel Trujillo, former FIFA match agent, and owner of sports consulting firms.

The investigation began with Davidson on May 28, 2015 after a press release from the US Department of Justice.

On 20 October 2016, the charges of participation in organized crime and e-fraud were officially addressed to Davidson.

TheBuzzSports website published details of the case that began on May 27, 2015, before it was decided almost two years later. The British citizen was also charged with money-laundering, as well as bribery on behalf of former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, About ad rights and marketing for football tournaments.

While the investigation against Trujillo began on 6 April 2016, and two days later he was officially charged with electronic fraud for his involvement in several schemes to bribe football officials.

The court ruled that the three officials had breached Article 21 (Bribery and Corruption) of the FIFA ethical charter, which would mean they would be suspended for life on any domestic or international football activities, and fined one million Swiss francs.