Conmebol presses for criminal charges against Leoz and Figueredo

  • AFP, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 4:40 PM
Conmebol will press charges against a pair of former presidents, Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo, for embezzlement, money laundering, forgery and other criminal endeavors with Paraguayan prosecutors.

Figueredo and Leoz have already been indicted in the U.S. probe of corruption into international soccer and are under house arrest in their respective countries -- Uruguay and Paraguay.

Conmebol lawyer Osvaldo Granada told AFP that auditors had discovered "an operational mechanism maintained over time that strongly incriminates Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo."

Among the suspect Conmebol transactions over six years (2010-15), according to Granada:

-- $28 million in bank transfers to personal accounts controlled by Leoz;
-- $33.3 million in direct bank transfers to unidentified accounts;
-- $58 million in international transfers made with inadequate documentation; and
-- $10 million paid to companies caught up in the Federal investigation.

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