>> His revelations played a key role in the investigations into corruption at football's governing body, which led to the departure of President Sepp Blatter. And now Chuck Blazer, a former FIFA executive who had pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering has died, his lawyer said Wednesday.
>> Potentially influencing the votes.>> Blazer was General Secretary of the Confederation of North Central America and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF from 1990 to 2011. In 2013 he pleaded guilty to bribery and financial offenses. FIFA later banned him from all football activities for life. As a part of his plea agreement, Blazer agreed to cooperate with US authorities as they investigated corruption at FIFA.
He leveled financial allegations at another former CONCACAF president, Jack Warner. Blazer also reported a possible case of bribery between Blatter and a former FIFA Presidential candidate Mohammad Bin Hammam. Both Warner and Bin Hammam were later banned by FIFA for life.>> But I'm living here and I feel well.
>> Blatter resigned from his presidency in 2015, and was later banned by FIFA for six years. Blazer's lawyers did not provide details around the circumstances of his death. The 72 year old had previously been in hospital suffering from cancer, type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease.