- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA ethics prosecutors want former executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand banned for at least four years for election forgery and other misconduct.

The investigations unit of the FIFA ethics committee says it sent a case file to the judging chamber which can impose punishments, and also requested a 25,000 Swiss franc ($25,500) fine.

Charges against Makudi include “forgery and falsification” and refusing to cooperate with an investigation.

Makudi was previously found guilty in a Thai court for forgery in his 2013 re-election to lead the national soccer federation.

Makudi was a member of FIFA’s tainted executive committee for 18 years until being voted off by Asian federations in April 2015.

He was a longtime ally of former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

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