Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from football for life by the body’s ethics committee.
Webb, who also held roles as the President of CONCACAF and President of the Cayman Islands Football Association, pleaded guilty at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy in November last year.
Soccer’s global governing body is attempting to recover from the worst corruption scandal in its history which has seen 42 people, including former FIFA executive committee members, indicted in the United States since May last year.
Criminal investigations are also under way in Switzerland, where FIFA has its headquarters.
Those 42 include Webb, ex-president of the confederation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean.