The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr Gordon Derrick, the President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), for six years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.
The investigations concerning Mr Derrick focused amongst others on alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty.
The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Derrick guilty of having violated articles 20 (Offering and accepting of gifts or other benefits), 19 (Conflicts of interest), 15 (Loyalty) and 13 par. 4 (General rules of conduct) of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE). In addition, the adjudicatory chamber decided that the official had breached articles 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting) and 41 (Obligation of the parties to collaborate) in the course of the present proceedings.
As a consequence, Mr Derrick is banned for six years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. The official is further ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 30,000.
The ban comes into force upon notification of the decision.