CONCACAF tries to oust Blazer of US from FIFA
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- CONCACAF nations have asked FIFA to remove American official Chuck Blazer from its executive committee over alleged financial wrongdoing.
Members of the 40-nation confederation turned against their former general secretary Wednesday after getting details of the body's financial affairs.
Delegates lashed out at the disgraced leader, with Cuban delegate Luis Hernandez describing Blazer as a "thief with a white collar."
FIFA must consider how to deal with the issue at its full Congress of 208 countries on Friday.
CONCACAF is cooperating with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service after not filing tax returns for four years.
Blazer is suing CONCACAF for unpaid commission on commercial deals.