Former FIFA Executive Committee Member Banned

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(WFI) The FIFA Ethics Committee judging chamber has banned a former FIFA Executive Committee member for five years.

Worawi Makudi, the former president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), cannot participate in any football-related activities on a national and international level. FIFA, in a statement, says the ban comes into force immediately.

Makudi was also fined 10,000 Swiss Francs ($10,094).

FIFA ethics prosecutors had requested a ban of at least four years and a 25,000 Swiss franc ($25,235) fine in July after finding Makudi guilty of charges including “forgery and falsification” and refusing to cooperate with investigators in a case tied to his 2013 re-election to lead the Thailand football federation.

Specifically, Makudi was found guilty by FIFA of making alterations to the FAT Statutes without the approval of the FAT Congress. He was prosecuted by FIFA after a Thai court found him guilty of forgery in 2015.

Makudi was a member of FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee for 18 years until Asian federations voted him out in April 2015.

By INSIDER Gerard Farek

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