FIFA’s Hawit agrees to US extradition

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GENEVA: Alfredo Hawit, a FIFA vice president arrested during a pre-dawn raid in Zurich in December, agreed on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) to be extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry (FOJ) said. When the transfer is carried out, Hawit, a 64-year-old Honduran national, will become the fifth FIFA official extradited by Switzerland to the US to face corruption charges. Prosecutors in New York have accused Hawit of “accepting bribes totalling millions of dollars in connection with the sale to various sports marketing firms of marketing rights to football tournaments in Latin America,” the FOJ said in a statement.

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