Colombian federation, FIFA official fined in ticket scam

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The Colombian soccer federation and officials including FIFA Council member Ramón Jesurún have been fined millions of dollars for irregular ticket sales to World Cup qualifying games. A Colombian business regulator imposed a $4.3 million fine on the federation after a two-year investigation. Jesurún is the president of the federation and was fined $83,000. Predecessor Luis Bedoya was fined $72,000. Bedoya pleaded guilty to financial corruption charges in 2015 and was later banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee. Jesurún faces being investigated by the FIFA ethics committee. Colombian state prosecutors are conducting a separate investigation.