Havelange resigned in 2011 as a member of the International OIympic Committee to avoid sanctions stemming from his role in the ISL case.
ISL was created in the 1970s, helped fuel the boom in sports marketing and worked closely with the IOC.
Swiss prosecutor Thomas Hildbrand wrote in a case dossier that the agency funneled money through Liechtenstein to pay commissions to officials “favored in order to promote sports policies and economic goals.”
Six former ISL executives stood trial in 2008 and were cleared of charges relating to fraud.
The most prominent ISL executive, Jean-Marie Weber, still is listed as a marketing adviser to the Confederation of African Football on its website. CAF President Issa Hayatou, a FIFA vice president, was reprimanded by the IOC in 2011 for accepting $20,000 in cash from ISL in 1995. He said the money was for an event to celebrate a CAF anniversary.
In court evidence, Leoz was identified as having received two ISL payments totaling $130,000 in 2000. The BBC later reported that he received further payments of at least $600,000. Leoz claimed that all of the money he received from ISL was donated by him to a school project, but only in January 2008 _ eight years after he received it.
Payments attributed to accounts connected to Havelange and Teixeira totaled almost $22 million from 1992-2000.
Sri Lanka’s Manilal Fernando, a member of FIFA’s executive committee, was banned for eight years Tuesday for unspecified violations of FIFA’s code of ethics.
Other suspended executive committee members in recent years include Nigeria’s Amos Adamu, Tunisia’s Slim Aloulou, Botswana’s Ismail Bhamjee, Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hammam, Mali’s Amadou Diakite, Tonga’s Ahongalu Fusimalohi, and Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii.
In addition, Paraguay’s Nicolas Leoz, Brazil’s Ricardo Teixeira and Trinidad’s Jack Warner resigned following corruption allegations, and the United States’ Chuck Blazer decided to give up his seat in May when his term expires.