Soccer organization sues 2 charged in FIFA scandal

Paola Ditto
Aprile 23, 2017

In addition to being the head of FEDEFUTBOL, Li served as a member of CONCACAF's executive board, administrating football in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Eduardo Li, the previous president of the Costa Rican Football Association, continues to be banned from all football-related tasks for life.

This is another stain in Warners reputation as a leading football administrator, who have been embroiled in the 2011 cash-for-votes scandal _ which saw him resign as CONCACAF and CFU (Caribbean Football Union) boss; the Haiti natural disaster funds saga; the CONCACAF Integrity Committee report of 2013 which saw him and Blazer accused of mismanagement and massive fraud; and the FIFA corruption scandal of 2015 with Warner indicted by the US Department of Justice for wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

A U.S. Department of Justice indictment said Li took six-figure bribes from marketing agency Traffic USA linked to commercial rights for World Cup qualifying matches.

“There can be no doubt that Warner and Blazer victimised CONCACAF, stealing and defrauding it out of tens of millions of dollars in brazen acts of corruption for their own personal benefit at the expense of the entire CONCACAF region, ” the suit stated.

Warner, a former CONCACAF president, is now fighting extradition to the United States from his native Trinidad and Tobago. He too has been banned for life by Federation Internationale de Football Association. They were among 41 former FIFA officials, other individuals and entities that football's governing body says deeply tarnished the FIFA brand.

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