Disgraced official Jeffrey Webb is facing a lifetime ban from football after FIFA's Ethics Committee opened proceedings against him.
The 51-year-old former FIFA vice-president admitted one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy at the United States District Court in New York in November.
Webb, from the Cayman Islands, is one of the officials targeted by American authorities investigating corruption within FIFA - which was described as a "World Cup of fraud".
He was one of seven people sensationally arrested in Zurich last May, before FIFA's annual Congress.
Now, the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has been handed his case after a final report submitted by the investigatory chamber.
FIFA will push for a lifetime ban with Webb, who also formerly served as President of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), accused of a string of ethics breaches.
"The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Jeffrey Webb based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber," a FIFA statement said
"The adjudicatory chamber has carefully studied the report of the investigatory chamber, under the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbély, and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Webb, formerly the President of CONCACAF, a vice-president of FIFA, a member of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Football Union and the President of the Cayman Islands Football Association.
"The final report was transmitted to the adjudicatory chamber on 26 April 2016, with a recommended sanction of a lifelong ban from all football-related activities for violations of arts 13, 15, 18, 19 and 21 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
"On 23 November 2015, Mr Webb pleaded guilty at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy.
"During the course of these adjudicatory proceedings, Mr Webb will be invited to submit his position with regard to the final report of the investigatory chamber, including any evidence (art. 70 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics), and may request a hearing (art. 74 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics).
"For reasons linked to privacy rights, the adjudicatory chamber will not publish further details at the present time."
The probe into corruption within FIFA in the United States has seen a total of 42 officials and entities indicted.
It is claimed that money used in illegal deals was transferred through the US using the country's banks.
Most of the charges relate to deals for marketing and television rights for major competitions.
FIFA is attempting to reclaim "tens of millions of dollars" from corrupt members and other football officials - including Webb.
The governing body has submitted documents to US authorities after claiming that the cash had been "pocketed" illegally by 41 different people.
In a statement, FIFA described itself as a “victimised institution".