Former Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Executive Committee member Eduardo Li has been banned for life by the FIFA Ethics Committee for his role in the widespread corruption scandal.
Li, an ex-President of the Costa Rican Football Association, pleaded guilty to to one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of wire fraud and one count of wire fraud conspiracy in October.
The 58-year-old was one of the officials arrested in dramatic dawn raids on the infamous Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich in May 2015.
FIFA Ethics Committee Investigatory Chamber chairman Cornel Borbély recommended Li be banned for life and the Adjudicatory Chamber has agreed.
They found Li was in violation of the General rules of conduct, loyalty, duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting, conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption statutes in FIFA's Code of Ethics.
"On 7 October 2016, Mr Li pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of wire fraud, and one count of wire fraud conspiracy," a FIFA statement read.
"His guilty plea related, among others, to two schemes by means of which he asked for and received bribes from sports marketing companies in relation to the awarding of marketing rights for FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the UNCAF region and for agreeing to the Costa Rican national team taking part in UNCAF region friendlies."
Li has yet to be sentenced after entering his guilty plea in the United States.
The continuing criminal investigation in the US which has seen more than 40 officials indicted, largely centres on a total of $200 million (£156 million/€187 million) in alleged bribes and kickbacks, which were allegedly solicited and received by various football officials concerning marketing and broadcast rights.
American authorities say the money was funneled through the country using US banks.
CONCACAF have been at the centre of the scandal, with three of their previous four Presidents before Canadian Victor Montagliani was elected last year indicted by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ).