FIFA ethics prosecutors want former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit banned for life for taking bribes.
The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee says the ban is requested in a final report to ethics judges. A verdict is expected within weeks.
Hawit pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court in April to charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The 65-year-old Honduran official agreed to forfeit $950,000 upon sentencing.
Hawit was acting president for CONCACAF when he was arrested at a Zurich hotel last December.
A U.S. Justice Department indictment said Hawit took $250,000 in 2011 to steer CONCACAF commercial rights toward an Argentina-based agency. He was also implicated in bribery linked to World Cup qualifying matches involving Honduras.
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