Ex-FIFA VP faces extradition to US
Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General Faris <g data-gr-id="11">Al Rawi</g> has authorised the extradition of former FIFA <g data-gr-id="12">vice president</g> 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 <g data-gr-id="9">hearing,</g> and accused the government of Trinidad and Tobago of bias.