CONMEBOL publishes anti-corruption measures after FIFA scandal
Paraguay – The CONMEBOL soccer body will begin publishing the salary of its president and executive council members after being plunged into crisis by the FIFA bribery scandal.
The South American governing body published the anti-corruption measures Wednesday. They also include the creation of a new post for an independent expert overseeing its implementation. Annual audit reports will also be published on CONMEBOL’S site.
The U.S. Justice Department has indicted 14 soccer officials and businessmen on charges of bribery, racketeering, and money laundering. Among them are two former CONMEBOL presidents, who are fighting extradition to the U.S. Paraguay recently repealed the immunity that CONMEBOL’s headquarters enjoyed for nearly two decades. It included protection from the kind of raids that happened in May at FIFA and CONCACAF headquarters in Switzerland and Miami.