Guam Football Association president Richard Lai is a former member of the AFC's executive committee and still sits on the body's marketing committee.
But there is arguably greater embarrassment for world football's governing body, as Lai also sits on FIFA's audit and compliance committee.
Lai's ban, which comes into force immediately and can be extended by 45 days, was confirmed in a statement from FIFA's ethics committee.
It said the decision "was taken upon the request of the chairman of the investigatory chamber, Dr Cornel Borbely" after Lai's guilty plea to charges of wire fraud conspiracy was published by the United States Department of Justice.
The FIFA decision was preceded by a similar ruling from the Kuala Lumpur-based AFC, which said Lai has been "provisionally suspended from football with immediate effect under the AFC's disciplinary and ethics code".
Lai's case is particularly significant as it represents the first time the US-led investigation into football-related corruption has extended beyond the Americas. It is also the DoJ's first new guilty plea for a year, which suggests the inquiry is not being wound down just yet, as some close observers have speculated.
But most important of all are the details of Lai's case as they clearly implicate former FIFA vice-president and AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam.
The Qatari was banned for life by FIFA in 2011 for allegedly trying to bribe members of the Caribbean Football Union to vote for him against incumbent Sepp Blatter in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections.
With Bin Hammam out of the frame, Blatter would eventually win a fourth term unopposed. The Qatari would overturn that life ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2012, only to receive another FIFA life ban for AFC-related corruption.
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