Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned for life by FIFA’s ethics committee and described as a “key player” involved in illegal payments.
Warner, who is fighting extradiction from Trinidad to the USA on corruption charges, resigned from FIFA in 2011 following a bribery scandal and has not been involved since then.
FIFA’s ethics committee opened an investigation into Warner earlier this year and has now banned him for life from football-related activities.
A statement from the ethics committee said: “Mr Warner was found to have committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA and CONCACAF.
“In his positions as a football official, he was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, as well as other money-making schemes.”
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