UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — World football’s governing body has imposed a lifetime ban on ex-Brazilian confederation President Marco Polo Del Nero.
In addition to immediately barring Del Nero from all national and international football activities, FIFA is fining him just over $1 million.
The move comes three years after authorities implicated Del Nero in a wide-ranging FIFA corruption scandal.
He managed to flee the May 2015 raid on a luxury Zurich hotel that netted the scandal’s first arrests.
U.S. Authorities later indicated Del Nero on a variety of corruption charges, but he’s yet to be extradited from his home country of Brazil.
Meanwhile, Del Nero continued to lead Brazil’s football confederation until he was provisionally suspended last year.
According to FIFA’s April 27 statement, Del Nero allegedly took bribes in exchange for his role in awarding media and marketing rights to the Copa America, Copa Libertadores and Brazil Cup.