Nine current and former football officials have been indicted on corruption charges by the U.S. Justice Department, just as world governing body FIFA was convening for its congress and presidential election. Here are their names and current or former job titles, starting with those who were arrested on Wednesday in Switzerland, according to US and Swiss judicial authorities.
ARRESTED AND INDICTED:
Top left to right: Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Eduardo Li, and Eugenio Figueredo. Bottom left to right: Nicolas Leoz, Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb, and Julio Rocha. The eight men are among nine football officials indicted on corruption charges the United States Justice department confirmed on May 27, 2015.
Jeffrey Webb, current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member and president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Football Federation (CONCACAF). Eduardo Li, current FIFA executive committee member-elect, CONCACAF executive committee member and Costa Rican soccer federation (FEDEFUT) president.
Costas Takkas, current attaché to the CONCACAF president. Eugenio Figueredo, current FIFA vice president and executive committee member. Former president of the South American football federation (CONMEBOL). Rafael Esquivel, current CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation (FVF) president.
Julio Rocha, current FIFA development officer. Former Central American Football Union (UNCAF) president and Nicaraguan soccer federation (FENIFUT) president. Jose Maria Marin, current member of the FIFA organising committee for Olympic football tournaments and former Brazilian football federation (CFB) president.
Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president, executive committee member and CONCACAF president. Nicolas Leoz, former FIFA executive committee member and CONMEBOL president. In addition, four other defendants in the case are sports marketing executives and one worked in broadcasting.
Four individuals and two corporate defendants have already entered guilty pleas in the case. These include Charles `Chuck’ Blazer, the long-serving former general secretary of CONCACAF and former U.S. representative on the FIFA executive committee, and Daryll Warner, son of defendant Jack Warner and a former FIFA development officer.