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GENEVA---Chuck Blazer was banned for
life by Fifa s ethics committee yesterday
for widespread corruption, finally ending
the career of the longtime most senior
American in world football.
The ban from all football-related duties
was a formality after Blazer, a former Fifa
executive committee member, pleaded guilty
to racketeering and tax evasion charges was
unsealed in May by United States federal
Fifa s ethics panel made its ruling using
evidence from the American federal case
which has plunged Fifa and international
football into crisis.
"(Blazer) was a key player in schemes
involving the offer, acceptance, payment
and receipt of undisclosed and illegal pay-
ments, bribes and kickbacks as well as other
money-making schemes," the Fifa ethics
committee said in a statement.
Blazer pleaded guilty to ten counts includ-
ing racketeering, wire fraud and money
laundering conspiracies and income tax eva-
He admitted receiving payments in a $10
million bribe scheme to support South
Africa s successful bid to host the 2010
World Cup. The plot linked Blazer and two
other then-Fifa executive committee mem-
bers in receiving cash which South African
officials asked Fifa to transfer through the governing
body s accounts in 2008.
Blazer also admitted involvement in World Cup
ticket scams and abusing his position as Concacaf
general secretary to take millions of dollars in kickbacks
from commercial deals he negotiated for the Gold
He was a cooperating witness with United States
federal agencies since 2011 after his tax affairs were
For 16 years through 2013, Blazer served on Fifa s
policy-making executive committee chaired by Pres-
ident Sepp Blatter since 1998.
Blatter again used his weekly column in Fifa s in-
house weekly magazine on Thursday to distance
himself from Blazer and other past and current
officials among 18 men indicted or who have already
pleaded guilty in the widening US federal investi-
"I bear no responsibility for members of a gov-
ernment (the Fifa Executive Committee) I have not
myself elected," Blatter wrote. "I therefore also bear
no responsibility whatsoever for the behavior of these
ExCo members on their home turf."
Still, Blatter is a confirmed target for American
prosecutors who likely want to question the Fifa boss
about whether he knew of the alleged South African
bribes and allowed the scheme to happen.
Blazer had risen to power at Concacaf, the regional
football body governing North and Central America
and the Caribbean, alongside its disgraced former
president Jack Warner. It was Warner who controlled
bank accounts which received the $10 million of
South African money from FIifa. Blazer told US inves-
tigators that Warner promised him a $1 million share
but paid only $750,000.
Fifa opened an ethics investigation against Blazer
after the corrupt financial management of Concacaf
was exposed in 2012.
The Fifa proceedings were suspended in 2013 due
to Blazer s ill-health and while the US federal case
Blazer, now 70, told a Brooklyn court in November
2013 that he had been treated for rectal cancer.
He forfeited more than $1.9 million at the time of
his plea and has agreed to pay more when he is sen-
Charming and ebullient, Blazer was a central figure
in Fifa s lurid recent history and the breakdown of
his relationship with Warner was a key turning point.
During the dual World Cup bidding races in 2010,
Blazer posted pictures on his travel blog of meeting
in Moscow with Vladimir Putin before Russia won
2018 hosting rights.
Blazer supported the United States bid which even-
tually lost the 2022 contest to Qatar. He famously
questioned Qatar s credentials before he and his Fifa
executive committee colleagues voted, saying of the
hot temperatures there that "I don t see how you
can air-condition an entire country."
Five months later, Qatari candidate Mohamed bin
Hammam seemed poised to threaten Sepp Blatter s
hold on the Fifa presidency when he visited Warner s
native Trinidad to meet Caribbean voters.
Blazer had primed some delegates to gather evidence
of suspicious behavior, then turned whistleblower
by handing Fifa a dossier which alleged a bribery
Warner was forced out of football by his right-
hand man s work and Bin Hammam never returned
to football before resigning ahead of a second life
ban by Fifa.
The fallout of the election bribery scandal saw
Blazer s personal finances investigated and Concacaf
self-report to the Internal Revenue Service over a
failure to file accounts for several years.
Blazer resigned from Concacaf before he could be
fired, and in April 2013 a three-man investigation
panel delivered a damning report of financial mis-
management in the Warner-Blazer era.
At Fifa, Blazer let his final term as an executive
committee member expire in May 2013 before exiting
and awaiting his judgment on federal crimes.
Fifa gives Blazer life ban for bribery, corruption
Chuck Blazer. AP PHOTO
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