Argentina FA president Luis Segura charged over TV rights dealings

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentine Football Association president Luis Segura was charged with fraudulent administration on Thursday in an investigation related to TV broadcasting rights.

Judge Maria Servini de Cubria is investigating irregularities worth millions of dollars in public funds paid to the AFA from 2009 to 2015 in exchange for broadcasting rights of first and second division matches.

Segura is currently with the national team at the Copa America Centenario in the United States.

Servini de Cubria also charged three high-ranking public officials of former President Cristina Fern√°ndez de Kirchner's administration, which ran from 2007 to 2015.

The AFA ended its broadcasting agreement with Argentina's most powerful media group in 2009 and struck a deal with the government instead for $41 million at the time. Currently, the contract is worth $116 million.