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Bolivian football chief detained at airport

AP,

Added 05 June 2015

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CARLOS CHAVEZ, the president of the Bolivian football federation, was stopped by police while trying to depart Bolivia for Paraguay to attend a meeting of the governing body of South American football, known as CONMEBOL.

Bolivian President Evo Morales has asked that Chavez and other officials of Bolivian football be investigated in connection with the spreading FIFA bribery scandal.

Chavez was eventually permitted to board the flight for Asuncion.

Jerjes Justiniano, a lawyer for the federation, said Friday that Chavez was freed because police "didn't have an order related to the detention."

Eugenio Figueredo, a current FIFA vice president and the former president of CONMBOL, is among seven top football officials being held by Swiss police in connection with FIFA scandal. (AP)

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