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Here Are The FIFA Officials Indicted On Corruption Charges

Here are the 14 people, including nine FIFA officials, who face charges of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses. The nine FIFA officials, as well as Daryll Warner and Charles Blazer, were "provisionally banned" from football-related activities by FIFA's Ethics Commitee on Wednesday.

Last updated on May 27, 2015, at 9:26 p.m. ET

Posted on May 27, 2015, at 9:03 a.m. ET

Jack Warner

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Age: 72

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Warner resigned from FIFA and CONCACAF in 2011 amid allegations of bribery and corruption. Some of the allegations include reselling World Cup tickets and television rights and claims that he used FIFA money to build a $26 million training center on his property, according to Reuters.

Due to FIFA's rules at the time, when Warner retired, all ethics proceeds against him ended.

"I left CONCACAF and turned my back on football two years ago," he said in 2013 when a report on his mismanagement was released. "Since then, I have had no interest in any football-related matter."

Jeffrey Webb

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Age: 50

Nationality: Cayman Islands

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Webb, who was arrested in Zurich Wednesday, is the current FIFA vice president and executive committee member. He is also president of CONCACAF, president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, and executive committee member of the Caribbean Football Union. He is also the head of FIFA's anti-discrimination task force.

In the past, Webb has been vocal about fighting corruption in the organization. He was among few to press FIFA to release the entire report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, according to the New York Times. Webb is expected to be extradited to the US.

Eduardo Li

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Age: 56

Nationality: Costa Rica

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Li is the president of the Costa Rican soccer federation and an executive committee member of CONCACAF. He was arrested in Zurich Wednesday and is expected to be extradited to the US. Li was scheduled to join FIFA's executive committee this week.

Nicolás Leoz

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Age: 86

Nationality: Paraguay

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Leoz was president of CONMEBOL, the governing body for soccer in South America, from 1986 to 2013, and a member of FIFA's executive committee. He resigned from both positions two years ago, citing heath and personal reasons. At the time, he was also accused of accepting bribes from a former FIFA marketing partner, according to the BBC. An official for England's 2018 World Cup bid also accused Leoz of asking for knighthood in exchange for his vote, according to The Guardian.

His attorney, Raul Barriocanal, told BuzzFeed News his client believes he is innocent of the allegations. The 86-year-old, however, has been recently hospitalized in Paraguay for high-blood pressure, and will wait until he is released to fight the charges, Barriocanal said.

"It's not serious, but it's a delicate situation due to his age," Barriocanal said. "I believe (Leoz), once he gets a concrete understanding of the charges, will take up his defense."

Barriocanal added that although he mainly handles Leoz's civil issues, Leoz will be hiring a criminal attorney for the FIFA case.

Julio Rocha

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Age: 64

Nationality: Nicaragua

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Rocha was arrested in Zurich Wednesday and is expected to be extradited to the US. He is the current FIFA development officer and the former president of the Central American Football Union and the Nicaraguan soccer federation.

Eugenio Figueredo

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Age: 83

Nationality: USA, Uruguay

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine. In addition to the conspiracy charges, Figueredo also faces a charge of naturalization fraud, which comes with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. He could also have US citizenship revoked.

Figueredo is a current FIFA vice president and executive committee member. He is the former president of CONMEBOL, the governing body for soccer in South America, and the Uruguayan soccer federation. He was arrested in Zurich Wednesday and is expected to be extradited to the US.

He faces 10 years in prison for a charge of naturalization fraud and could have his U.S. citizenship revoked. He also faces a maximum prison sentence of five years for each tax charge.

Rafael Esquivel

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Rafael Esquivel (left)

Age: 68

Nationality: Venezuela

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Esquivel has been president of the Venezuelan soccer federation since 1988. He's the longest-serving national federation president in South America, according to the Times. He was arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and is expected to be extradited to the US.

José Maria Marin

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Age: 83

Nationality: Brazil

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Marin was the president of the Brazilian soccer federation up until April 2015 — he served as head of Brazilian soccer during the 2014 World Cup. He is also on the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro. He was arrested in Zurich Wednesday and is expected to be extradited to the US.

Costas Takkas

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Age: 58

Nationality: United Kingdom

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture, and a fine.

Takkas is the current attaché to the CONCACAF president and a former CIFA general secretary. He was arrested in Zurich Wednesday and is expected to be extradited to the U.S.

Takkas also serves as the CFO of Abakan, a company that specializes in "advanced coatings and metal formulations."

Abakan spokesman Robert Miller told BuzzFeed News Wednesday that Takkas is "not an active person with our company" and does not have the authority to sign checks — something Miller acknowledged is unusual for a CFO.

Miller added that he has been friends with Takkas since the 1990s and that the revelations in the indictment were "shocking."

"It's like having a son who has become a heroin addict or something," Miller said. "I’ve read the indictment and it’s nauseating."

Alejandro Burzaco

Age: 50

Nationality: Argentina

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Burzaco is an executive of Torneos y Competencias S.A., a sports marketing business in Argentina.

Aaron Davidson

Age: 44

Nationality: USA

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Davidson is the president of Traffic Sports USA, an organization that promotes soccer events.

Hugo and Mariano Jinkis

Ages: 70 and 40, respectively

Nationality: Argentina

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Both Hugo and Mariano Jinkis are soccer media executives in Argentina.

José Margulies (aka José Lazaro)

Age: 75

Nationality: Brazil

Charges: RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison in addition to mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine.

Margulies was charged with serving as an intermediary to facilitate illegal payments between sports marketing executives and soccer officials.

Here are the four individuals who previously pleaded guilty:

Daryll Warner

Age: 40

Nationality: USA, Trinidad and Tobago

Charges: wire fraud and structuring of financial transactions to evade currency reporting requirements. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for the financial charge.

Daryll Warner, is the son of Jack Warner, who is also charged. Daryll was a former FIFA development officer.

Daryan Warner

Age: 46

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada

Charges: wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering and the structuring of financial transactions to evade currency reporting requirements. He faces 10 years in prison for the financial charge.

Daryan Warner, another son of Jack Warner, has already forfeited more than $1.1 million and agreed to pay a second sum when he is sentenced.

Charles Blazer

Age: 70

Nationality: USA

Charges: racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, income tax evasion and failure to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts or FBAR. He faces 10 years in prison for the FBAR charges and five year for each tax evasion charge.

Charles Blazer was the former CONCACAF general secretary and a former FIFA executive committee member. He forfeited more than $1.9 million and has agreed to pay a second sum when he is sentenced.

José Hawilla

Age: 71

Nationality: Brazil

Charges: racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

José Hawilla is the owner and founder of the Traffic Group, a Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate. He agreed to forfeit more than $151 million, $25 million of which he's already paid.

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