The Decision-making Body of the Ethics Commission independent of the FIFA has reported this Thursday that it has agreed to disqualify Juan Ángel Napout, former president of the Paraguayan Association (APF) and the South American Confederation (CONMEBOL) soccer.
In addition, Napout, who was also a FIFA vice president and a member of various committees of the international federation, has been fined one million Swiss francs (about € 913.000) for violating the FIFA Code of Ethics.
"The investigation into Mr. Napout is related to a series of bribes during the period between 2012 and 2015, linked to his functions in granting television rights and marketing CONMEBOL tournaments," explains FIFA.
In its decision, the Decision-making Body considers that Napout “violated article 27 (bribery) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, for which he has been disqualified for life from participating in football-related activities (administrative, sports or of another nature) both nationally and internationally.
The decision was notified to Napout this Thursday, the date on which the disqualification takes effect. EFE