Brazilian Football Confederation president Marco Polo Del Nero has been provisionally banned for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee.
The 76 year old has remained as head of the sport's governing body in Brazil despite being charged by American authorities in 2015 over money laundering allegations. Del Nero, 76 years old and a former member of the board of the global federation, is one of the many executives of South American football persecuted by the USA justice system in the context of the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA.
Marin "became (Brazilian FA) president by default", Charles Stillman told jurors on the second day of closing arguments.
FIFA did not give any details on Friday of the alleged offences involving Del Nero, saying only that he was "banned from all football activities at both national and worldwide level" following a request from its chief ethics investigator.
FIFA issued the provisional ban which is effective immediately after a US investigation
He has spent several spells on leave in the last two years, firstly in order to prepare his defence against the U.S. charges, before taking 150 days off for "personal reasons" in 2016.Del Nero's wealth has allegedly expanded immensely since 2012, the year his ally Marin took over at the CBF.
Brazil's Jose Maria Marin, Peru's Manuel Burga and Paraguay's Juan Angel Napout have sought to discredit witnesses who testified they took money in exchange for influence in awarding commercial rights to tournaments.
Marin, Burga and Napout, a former president of the CONMEBOL South American soccer confederation and a Federation Internationale de Football Association vice president, have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges. Charges that involve Marin and amount to the soliciting and receiving of millions of dollars of bribes from sports marketing agents.
Defense lawyers "have to attack Alejandro Burzaco because his testimony was devastating", he said. "The ban comes into force immediately", it added in a statement.