The judging chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee has found Makudi guilty of forgery and falsification of documents and refusing to cooperate with investigators. Makudi was also fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100).
The case centers on Makudi’s actions in changing Thailand’s soccer federation statutes during his 2013 campaign to win re-election as president.
Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand has been banned from soccer for five years for election forgery.
The ethics committee says it opened a case after Makudi was “convicted of forgery by the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court.”
Makudi was a member of FIFA’s tainted executive committee for 18 years until Asian federations voted him out in April 2015.