Police raid Venezuela federation HQ
“The prosecution service is supervising the search of the Venezuelan federation headquarters as part of an inquiry into alleged irregularities committed by the ex-head of the organisation, Rafael Esquivel,” said a statement.
Venezuelan authorities have also ordered “the freezing of bank accounts and a ban on the sale or mortgaging assets” belonging to Esquivel, the prosecution statement added.
Esquivel, a member of the FIFA executive committee, was replaced as head of the federation following his arrest in Zurich last week along with six other FIFA officials.
The Venezuelan, also a member of the South American Conmebol federation executive, is one of 14 people wanted by US authorities over the giving of more than $150 million (133 million euros) in bribes.
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