Former senior FIFA official Worawi Makudi has won an appeal and overturned a ban from soccer for unproven forgery.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it canceled a 3½-year ban imposed by FIFA for alleged wrongdoing during a Thailand soccer federation election.
Makudi's punishment was cut to a reprimand and a 5,000 Swiss franc ($5,000) fine for failing to cooperate with FIFA investigators.
CAS says it declined to award Makudi costs because the new witness and evidence he produced were available to FIFA judicial bodies.
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Makudi was accused of altering Thai soccer statutes before his 2013 presidential re-election campaign.
Makudi was a FIFA executive committee member for 18 years until being voted out by Asian member federations in 2015.