Former Conmebol boss Deluca fined after Swiss money laundering probe

May 26 – A former secretary general of Conmebol, Eduardo Deluca (pictured), has been fined CHF 5,000 as part of an official Swiss inquiry into money laundering.

He was also handed a suspended additional fine of CHF 18,000.

The Argentine, a former member of several FIFA standing committees, was one of those caught up in the US Justice Department indictments that exploded in 2015 and came to be known as the FIFAGate scandal. He is serving a life ban from football.

Deluca reportedly used several bank accounts in Switzerland to stash away money received notably in connection with the Libertadores Cup, South America’s main international competition.

In October 2020 Conmebol stated that it had reclaimed $37 million from the Swiss bank accounts of Deluca and the late former Conmebol president Nicolas Leoz.

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