Baku, September 10, AZERTAC
Former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from all football-related activities for life and fined £770,000, according to eurosport.com.
The 51-year-old from the Cayman Islands was once considered a future leader of world football's governing body but that prospect ended when he was arrested in Switzerland last May by local police acting on behalf of the United States Department of Justice.
Webb, who ran the CONCACAF confederation which governs football in the Caribbean and North and Central America, pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering in November.
He has been provisionally suspended by FIFA since his arrest but the adjudicatory chamber of its ethics committee has now handed him its most serious sentence.
A short statement from FIFA said: "The adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert has banned Mr Jeffrey Webb, former president of CONCACAF, vice-president of FIFA and president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, for life from all football-related activities on a national and international level. The ban comes into force immediately.”