FIFA’s corruption catch-up programme bans El Salvadorian Vasquez for life

Reynaldo Vasquez

October 8 – Former El Salvador FA boss Reynaldo Vasquez is the latest high-profile official to be banned for life by FIFA.

Vasquez was sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of embezzlement by a Salvadoran court in March 2017

On Monday, FIFA banned him for life and handed him a €475,000 fine for corrupt activities involving revenues from friendly matches between 2009-2015.

His ban follows those of Uruguayan former football boss Eugenio Figueredo, Paraguay’s Juan Angel Napout and Colombian Enrique Sanz, former secretary general of CONCACAF.

Vasquez was investigated for taking six-figure bribes from 2009-11 that were detailed by the U.S. Department of Justice in an indictment published in December 2015 as part of the FifaGate scandal.

While American authorities sought to extradite him, he was convicted of financial wrongdoing in his home country in a case not involving football.

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