assumption. South American Football Matrix reported on Friday that CONMEBOL has recovered about $130 million in illegally repatriated former leaders of the organization and members of national associations prosecuted in the United States for corruption.
Of the “great victory over corruption” the entity confirmed on its website when counting after the latest delivery of $71 million by US justice this week in the context of the court case known as FIFAgate.
“Refunding irregularly allocated funds has been a sustainable measure since 2016, when Alejandro Dominguez took office,” Conmebol said.
The organization emphasized that the return of the millionaire’s sum was a result of the legal strategy promoted by the foundation’s legal guidance.
In addition to the money sent by the US Department of Justice, CONMEBOL has already recovered similar amounts through the Swiss courts and from the heirs of its former president, Nicholas Leoz (who died in 2020), little of which was obtained. of 16 million dollars.
In 2020, the US Attorney’s Office ordered the return of more than $550,000, while the Swiss Attorney’s Office ordered the return of $38 million from accounts opened by Leoz and his former secretary general, Eduardo DeLuca.
According to CONMEBOL, Deluca obtained a recovery order in the amount of 749 thousand and 625 dollars, thus adding between the two accounts of the two former leaders more than 56 million dollars, to which today is added 71 million, with a total amount rounded at 130 million dollars.
“These funds returned to CONMEBOL will be used to support projects related to the development of football in South America,” the entity said.
“North American Justice CONMEBOL is no longer seen as a law-breaking entity and is beginning to be seen as an organized victim of fraud and various wrongful acts,” the organization commented on its digital page.
“Hardcore web nerd. Twitteraholic. Analyst. Reader. Coffee guru. Travel ninja. Amateur troublemaker. Zombie geek.”