Julio Rocha

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: former president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation from 1987 to 2012 who was convicted in the U.S. in a corruption scandal at Federation Internationale de Football Association, who was the director of the Central American Soccer Union from 2003 to 2007 and became development director for the Confederation of North, Central American, & Caribbean Associations Football in 2013, who was arrested in May 2015 in that capacity along with other soccer executives from Latin America at a hotel in Switzerland and extradited to the U.S., who was accused of taking more than $150,000 in bribes linked to the sale of marketing rights, and pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in 2016, but who was awaiting sentencing and faced a maximum of 20 years in prison for each count.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: October 12, 1950

 

Died: January 13, 2018

 

Location: New York City, New York