FIFA scandal-hit Julio Rocha dies from cancer, aged 66
By AFP | Published: 14th January 2018 03:01 PM |
Julio Rocha, the former president of the Nicaragua Football Federation who was banned for life after becoming embroiled in the FIFA corruption scandal which rocked the sport, died Saturday after a battle with cancer, officials said.
The 66-year-old had been placed under house arrest in the United States after being accused of conspiracy and fraud.
He had been charged with accepting more than $100,000 in bribes linked to the sale of marketing rights for games in the region.
Rocha, president of the Nicaragua federation from 1987-2013, was banned from the sport for life in September 2016.