Ex-FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner loses JR of extradition process

A Trinidadian court has dismissed the judicial review brought by Jack Warner, former minister and Vice-President of FIFA, challenging the legality of the extradition proceedings against him. He currently faces extradition to the United States, where he is charged with wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering. In his ruling, Justice James Aboud acknowledged Warner’s argument…Read more Ex-FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner loses JR of extradition process

FIFA Update: Eugenio Figueredo is Extradited to Uruguay not the United States

On 12 November 2015, it was reported that Eugenio Figueredo, the former Vice President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), and former Vice President of FIFA, had agreed to extradition to his home country of Uruguay. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice press report is here.   On 24 December 2015, Mr Figueredo was…Read more FIFA Update: Eugenio Figueredo is Extradited to Uruguay not the United States

FIFA Update: Brazil’s José Maria Marin Extradited to United States after Agreeing to Extradition

On 3 November 2015, José Maria Marin, former President of the Brazilian Football Confederation, was extradited to the United States, from Switzerland. This followed reports on 28 October 2015 that Mr Marin had agreed to be extradited back to the United States from Switzerland, enabling the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) to immediately approve…Read more FIFA Update: Brazil’s José Maria Marin Extradited to United States after Agreeing to Extradition

FIFA Update: Six Developments Concerning Jack Warner, Sepp Blatter, Eduardo Li, Rafael Esquivel, Costas Takkas and Julio Rocha

In six significant developments in the FIFA corruption investigation: Jack Warner Hearing Postponed On 25 September 2015, authorities in Trinidad and Tobago postponed the extradition hearing of former FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, to 2 December 2015. A report is here. This followed a request by Mr Warner’s lawyers for more time, in order to…Read more FIFA Update: Six Developments Concerning Jack Warner, Sepp Blatter, Eduardo Li, Rafael Esquivel, Costas Takkas and Julio Rocha

FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Extraditions of Jack Warner and Rafael Esquivel Approved

On 21 September 2015, Trindad’s Attorney General approved the extradition of former FIFA vice president, Jack Warner, from Trinidad to the United States. Two days later, on 23 September 2015, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) granted a US request to extradite Rafael Esquivel, former president of the Venezuelan FA and executive member of the…Read more FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Extraditions of Jack Warner and Rafael Esquivel Approved

FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Swiss Federal Office of Justice Approves Extradition of Eugenio Figueredo from Switzerland to the US

On 17 September 2015, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) issued a statement confirming that the extradition of former FIFA vice-president, Eugenio Figueredo, from Switzerland to the United States, had been approved by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The press statement is here. A report is here. The accusation against Mr Figueredo is that…Read more FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Swiss Federal Office of Justice Approves Extradition of Eugenio Figueredo from Switzerland to the US

FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: US Ask That Extradition Request Takes Priority Over Nicaragua

On 27 August 2015, it was reported that the US Department of Justice has requested that Switzerland give priority to a request by the United States to extradite the former head of the Nicaraguan Football Federation, and ‘provisionally banned’ FIFA development officer, Julio Rocha, ahead of an extradition request made by his native Nicaragua. A…Read more FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: US Ask That Extradition Request Takes Priority Over Nicaragua

FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Extradition of Nicolás Leoz from Paraguay to the United States Contested

At an extradition hearing held on 24 August 2015, the lawyer for Nicolás Leoz, the former President of the South American football confederation (CONMEBOL), requested the dismissal of a US extradition request for Mr Leoz, on the basis of legal defects in the 1998 extradition treaty between the US and Paraguay. The report is here.…Read more FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Extradition of Nicolás Leoz from Paraguay to the United States Contested

FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Warner Extradition Hearing Delayed

             On 27 July 2015, it was reported that the extradition hearing of former FIFA vice president, Jack Warner, has been delayed to 28 August 2015. A report is here. A lawyer for the government of Trinidad and Tobago has requested more time to consider the extradition request from the…Read more FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Warner Extradition Hearing Delayed