FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: First Extradition to the US

21st Jul 2015

Flag_of_FIFA.svg                     On 15 July 2015 former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb was the first FIFA official to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States. A report is here. Previous blogs on the first FIFA extradition, and the corruption investigation generally, are here and here.

Mr Webb travelled to New York from Zurich, Switzerland, accompanied by a three man police escort. He did not contest extradition.

On 18 July, Mr Webb appeared before US court. He pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud, money laundering and racketeering. The case should now have been adjourned for trial preparation.

Six other FIFA officials, who contest extradition, remain detained in Switzerland. They are: Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, José Maria Marin and Costas Takkas.

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