Ex-FIFA vice president Warner faces extradition to US

San Juan (Puerto Rico), Sep 22 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has authorised the extradition of former FIFA vice president Jack Warner to the US on graft charges, court officials said Monday.

Warner, 72, is facing charges of corruption, organised crime and money laundering during his term as vice president of soccer’s international governing body, reports Efe.

Warner’s lawyers will appeal the decision on grounds it was taken after the deadline date for signing the documents (September 16) and ask for their client to be released, according to local media reports.

Warner, who was arrested in late May and subsequently released on bail of $394,000, has denied the charges.

He instructed his attorneys to seek judicial review of his extradition proceedings, saying it was impossible for him to get a fair hearing, and accused the government of Trinidad and Tobago of bias and making his case public.

A report by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) earlier accused former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer and Warner of embezzling at least $57 million during their time as general secretary and president respectively.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here