Fifa ethics judges open case against Thailand football official Worawi Makudi
Charges against Worawi include “forgery and falsification” and refusing to cooperate with investigators
Fifa ethics judges have opened a case against former executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand, who faces a four-year ban for alleged election forgery and other misconduct.
The Fifa ethics committee judging chamber says Worawi can request a hearing and submit evidence.
Fifa ethics prosecutors requested a ban of at least four years and a 25,000 Swiss franc (US$25,500) fine.
Charges against Worawi include “forgery and falsification” and refusing to cooperate with investigators.
The case relates to Worawi’s 2013 re-election to lead the Football Association of Thailand.
Worawi was a member of Fifa’s tainted executive committee for 18 years until Asian federations voted him out in April 2015.
He was a long time ally of former Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.