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Former Uruguayan FIFA official charged with fraud, money laundering

Former Uruguayan FIFA official charged with fraud, money laundering

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<p>Fifa’s untidy past continues to unravel and Uruguay’s Eugenio Figueredo, former vice-president of <span class="caps">FIFA</span> is the latest culprit. He has been charged with fraud and money laundering in his country for receiving $ 50,000 a month “illegally” from companies which marketed sports rights, reports say.</p> <p>“According to the evidence gathered,” wrote Adriana de los Santos, the judge in charge of the case on Uruguay’s justice ministry website (www.poderjudicial.gub.uy), “it appears that Mr. Figueredo illegally collected large sums of money from companies which marketed the sporting rights during different football competitions.”</p> <p>In addition to his $ 40,000 salary as president of the Conmebol (<span class="caps">CONMEBOL</span>), he received the sum of $ 50,000 per month from these companies.</p> <p>The former <span class="caps">FIFA</span> leader also admitted to receiving more than 400,000 dollars from Full Play Group SA in exchange for maintenance contracts.</p> <p>Figueredo was the vice-president of Conmebol from 1993 to 2013, during which he became president of the organization. He also led the Uruguayan Football Association (<span class="caps">AUF</span>) between 1997 and 2006.</p>

In addition to his $ 40,000 salary as president of the Conmebol (CONMEBOL), he received the sum of $ 50,000 per month from these companies.

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