Ricardo Teixeira Remains President Of Brazilian Football
By Community | March 2, 2012
Having received the support of all local federations, Ricardo Teixeira will continue as the President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), despite calls for his resignation amid renewed corruption accusations.
A CBF statement read: “The participants declared once again, unanimously, their support to president Ricardo Teixeira.”
However, due to undisclosed medical reasons, Teixeira may have to take a leave of absence in the new future. A handful of federation presidents believe that his future as the head of the body will rest on the results of medical exams that will undergo in the next few days. Ceara State Federation President, Mauro Carmelio said: “It’s still not clear whether he will have to step down. Maybe the doctor will say that he can take some medicine and remain on the job.”
In 2001, Mr Teixeira had been investigated by the Brazilian Congress for a total of 13 crimes, including tax evasion, money laundering and misleading lawmakers, but no charges were brought, although no charges were handed out.
On a separate occasion, Teixiera was investigated for allegedly accepting kickbacks from marketing firm ISL, but the current CBF President claimed it was just ‘nonsense’.