Of a “major 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 FIFA corruption court case.
“The recovery of funds allocated in an irregular manner has been a sustainable measure since 2016, when Alejandro Dominguez took office”Conmebol said.
The organization confirmed that the return of the millionaire’s sum was achieved thanks to the legal strategy promoted by the foundation’s legal guidance.
In addition to funds transferred 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 (He passed away in 2020), and just over $16 million were taken in.
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 received a reimbursement order of $1,749,625, thus adding between the two previous leaders’ accounts more than $56 million, to which today is added $71 million, which is approximately $130 million.
“The money that will be returned to CONMEBOL will be used to support projects related to the development of football in South America.”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.