Guatemalan official arrested in FIFA probe


GUATEMALA CITY: Police in Guatemala on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) captured the former head of the country’s football federation Brayan Jimenez, wanted by the United States in the FIFA bribery scandal, an official said. Jimenez, 61, was detained in an apartment in a posh suburb of Guatemala City, the head of the national civil police force Nery Ramos told reporters. As well as being president of the Guatemalan soccer federation, Jimenez was a member of the FIFA committee for fair play and social responsibility. Ramos said Jimenez “was in a bad physical state” having been on the run since December 3 when US courts issued a warrant for his extradition. He was one of 16 Latin American football officials indicted by US authorities.



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