ZURICH – Fifa have banned a Bolivian official for life from football for being involved in bribery while serving on their audit and compliance committee.
Fifa’s ethics division found Romer Osuna guilty of being part of a bribery scheme from 2012-15 while awarding contracts for the media and marketing rights to South American competitions.
Osuna has served as a treasurer and executive committee member at South American football governing body Conmebol.
As well as being banned from any role in football, Osuna was fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million).
A Fifa statement announcing his punishment on Thursday specified Osuna’s past Conmebol roles, but not the key position he had within the Zurich-based governing body helping to oversee the reliability of financial reporting processes.