FifaGate: Li allowed to return to Costa Rica under ‘supervision’

Eduardo Li

November 14 – Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Soccer Federation (FEDEFUTBOL) and one of the original ‘Zurich Seven’ arrested in the FifaGate corruption scandal, is now free to return to his homeland on so-called supervised release after serving nine months in prison and a period on parole.

In April last year Li was banned for life by FIFA’s ethics committee as one of the 42 individuals and entities charged in the US-led investigation.

Li, who was also a former member of the CONCACAF’s executive committee, had pleaded guilty in a US federal court to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

Li spent several months detained in Switzerland before being extradited to the United States. He spent 82 days in prison in Brooklyn before being freed under house arrest in New Jersey where he spent another 230 days.

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