Chilean soccer association president Sergio Jadue resigned from his position Wednesday and is reportedly headed to the U.S. to become an FBI informant amid the FIFA case, according to multiple reports.
Chilean newspapers La Tercera and El Mercurio reported Wednesday that Jadue left Santiago on Tuesday night en route to New York to participate in the FBI’s investigation of international soccer’s governing body.
Last May, 14 soccer officials were indicted by the U.S. government on corruption charges.
“It’s not a holiday,” an unnamed ANFP official told El Mercurio about Jadue’s trip to the U.S. “He is due back May 10 next year. Jadue is traveling as a protected informant of U.S. justice.”
On Friday, Jadue was dealt a subpoena by police regarding the allocation of salaries in the ANFP, Chile's soccer association.
Jadue, 36, had served as Chile’s ANFP president since 2011. He will be succeeded by Jaime Baeza.