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Fifa bane Ricardo Teixeira from football and the fine on $ 4.2 million

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Fifa bane Ricardo Teixeira from football and the fine on $ 4.2 million

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THE FIFA announced on Friday (29) that the former president of CBF, Ricardo Teixeira, is banned for life from any football activity. He was also fined 1 million Swiss francs (R $ 4.25 million).

The decision was taken by the entity's ethics committee. Teixeira headed CBF from 1989 to 2012. He was also a member of the executive committee of Conmebol (South American Confederation) and FIFA itself.

The investigation against the Brazilian refers to corruption schemes and bribery payments in television contracts for CBF, Conmebol and Concacaf (Confederation of North America, Central and Caribbean) tournaments.

This is a response from FIFA to the processes opened by the FBI in the United States against officials of the. Teixeira's successor at CBF, Jose Maria Marin, is in prison in Pennsylvania for corruption.

The ethics committee concluded that Teixeira had broken the association's code of conduct. He will no longer be involved in any aspect of professional football, whether sporting or administrative.

The FIFA report does not cite names of witnesses or companies that paid bribes. One of the statements says that Ricardo Teixeira had "unusual and strange" instructions to receive the fees.

According to the witness, the leader requested that the money be deposited "in destinations like the Middle East, Asia, Andorra and always for the benefit of people who had very common names in Chinese or in regions where it was impossible to know who it really was ( We had a lot of problems with banks that didn't want to send money from time to time to exotic destinations, "the document states.

Also according to the entity, when he left CBF in 2012, the Brazilian received $ 600 thousand (about $ 2.4 million in current values) per year for the television contract of Libertadores.

"By the scheme concerning Liberators cup, Mr. Teixeira agreed to receive a total of US $ 4.2 million (R $ 16.8 million) between 2006 and 2012, "he adds.

The report also cites payments of $ 1 million for votes for Qatar to be chosen to host the 2022 World Cup and bribes for the Brazil Cup broadcast rights contracts. FIFA's conclusion is that Teixeira, Marin and Marco Polo del Nero (also former CBF president) "requested and received" bribes in connection with the 2013-2022 World Cup contracts for R $ 2 million per year (…) Of the total, Teixeira's share was R $ 1 million per annum".

In a letter sent to FIFA, Ricardo Teixeira's law firm said the former manager had never been prosecuted or tried "despite the indictment without evidence" and was not allowed to examine the evidence, question witnesses and defend himself when Testimonials were collected.

Teixeira denies all charges and his lawyers define them as "assumptions made by US lawyers."

"Mr. Teixeira never received bribes or practiced corruption in relation to the facts presented in this case," writes the defense of the former top hat.

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