KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Romer Osuna, once a member of the FIFA audit and compliance committee, has been banned from football for life by the ethics committee of the world federation for bribery.

Osuna, from Bolivia, was among 16 men indicted by the United States Justice Department in December 2015 on corruption charges arising out of the wide-ranging FIFAGate investigation.

He was also a former former treasurer and member of the executive committee of the South American confederation CONMEBOL as well as sitting on other FIFA committees.

FIFA’s own investigation against Osuna concerned a bribery scheme between 2012 and 2015 and his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CONMEBOL competitions.

An ethics committee statement said: “The adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Osuna had breached art. 27 (Bribery) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and, as a result, sanctioned him with a ban for life on taking part in any football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.

“In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 1,000,000 has been imposed on Mr Osuna.  The decision was notified to Mr Osuna today, the date on which the ban comes into force.”