Former assistant to Jeff Webb banned for life

Costas Takkas, the former assistant to disgraced former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb is among three officials banned from football for life by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee of football’s world governing body Fifa. Fifa confirmed the sanctions against Takkas, Miguel Trujillo and Aaron Davidson, in a statement on Tuesday.

Trujillo is a former Fifa match agent, while Davidson is an ex-chairman of the North American Soccer League and former president of Traffic Sports USA, one of the companies at the heart of the scandal. The three officials have all pleaded guilty to criminal corruption charges following their indictment by the United States Department of Justice.

They have each been banned for life for bribery and corruption, while they have also been fined $1 million. Takkas, a Cyprus-born British citizen who also served as General Secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was sentenced to 15 months in prison last November.

The 61-year-old, one of the first officials arrested in May 2015 before Fifa's Congress in Zurich, had already served 10 of the 15 months in Switzerland prior to his extradition to the US. The investigation in the US has seen a total of 42 officials and entities indicted by the Department of Justice in a scandal which shook Fifa to its core and led to the departure of former president Sepp Blatter.

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