FIFA bans Jamaica’s Burrell in bribery plot

AP, Friday 14 Oct 2011

FIFA has banned senior Caribbean football official Horace Burrell for six months for the Jamaican’s part in a bribery conspiracy involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hamamm.

Sepp Blatter and Horace Burrell

Burrell, a long time ally of former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, must now withdraw his candidacy in the Caribbean Football Union presidential election scheduled next month.

FIFA says three months of the Jamaica federation president’s ban from all football duty will be deferred for a probationary period of two years.

FIFA also banned one of the most senior women in world football, Franka Pickering of the British Virgin Islands, for 18 months.

Two more officials received 30-day bans, one was reprimanded and five others received warnings.

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