FIFA official agrees to extradition from Switzerland to US

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GENEVA: One of seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland in May as a massive corruption scandal erupted has agreed to be extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The official is one of seven—all from South America or the CONCACAF zone of North and Central America and the Caribbean—arrested in a dawn raid on a Zurich hotel on May 27, accused by US authorities of involvement in more than $150 million of bribes given for marketing deals for football tournaments in North and South America. The man had first objected to a US extradition request but had agreed Thursday afternoon, becoming the first of the seven to do so, a justice ministry spokesman said.

AFP

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