One of the seven FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) officials detained in Zurich, Switzerland, amid a large-scale corruption scandal, has been extradited to the United States, media reported, citing the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ).
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to an earlier statement on the FOJ website, the unnamed FIFA official agreed to extradition July 9 and the process was immediately approved in a simplified procedure.
The suspect was arrested along with six other high-ranking FIFA officials in Switzerland on May 27 on a US federal corruption warrant.
The US Justice Department’s indictment charges nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives with racketeering and money laundering. The suspects are accused of receiving some $150 million in bribes.