The world body of football, FIFA has imposed a lifetime ban on the former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President Jose Maria Marin from all kind of football activities following corruption charges on him. FIFA said on banning the 86-year-old bureaucrat on Monday, “in its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Marin had breached Art. 27 (Bribery) of the FIFA Code of Ethics and, as a result, banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level”. Apart from banning the administrator, FIFA has also fined Marin with one million Swiss francs ($997,000). The body is also going to forfeit $3.34 million in the name of Marin.
Currently, Marin is serving his four-year imprisonment in United States after being arrested as a part of 2015 FIFA corruption case. This comes after the Ethics Committee of FIFA found Marin guilty in accepting illegal payments in order to exchange media and marketing rights. The indictment under which Marin was arrested, included 14 more big names like Eduardo Li, Jeffrey Webb, Eugenio Figueredo, Jack Warner, Julio Rocha, Rafael Esquivel, and Nicolás Leoz. on the charges of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracy.
Earlier, the previous holder of CBF post Ricardo Teixeira was also indicted with corruption charges by USA but has not been barred in the jail. Moreover, Marin joined the Federação Paulista de Futebol in 1982 and served the post of President till 1988. Later, in 2008 he became the vice president of CBF representing the Southeastern Region till 2012. Then he became the President of Brazilian Federation in 2012 and served the position till 2015.