U.S. files re­quest to ex­tra­dite FIFA of­fi­cials

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

ZURICH - The United States has sub­mit­ted a for­mal re­quest for Switzer­land to ex­tra­dite seven FIFA of­fi­cials ar­rested as part of a cor­rup­tion probe in Zurich in May, Swiss of­fi­cials said Thurs­day. Switzer­land's Fed­eral Of­fice of Jus­tice said the re­quests were re­ceived July 1, within the 40- day dead­line re­quired. They are based on a U.S. fed­eral probe into al­leged bribery and rack­e­teer­ing worth more than $150 mil­lion in­volv­ing high-rank­ing of­fi­cials at soc­cer's world gov­ern­ing body. All seven men, who face around 20 years in prison, have al­ready ob­jected to ex­tra­di­tion.

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