Peru to send ex-foot­ball boss to US

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

LIMA, Peru (AP):

Peru’s pres­i­dent is sign­ing off on the ex­tra­di­tion of the coun­try’s for­mer foot­ball boss for his al­leged in­volve­ment in a multi­bil­lion-dol­lar FIFA bribery scan­dal in­volv­ing mar­ket­ing and broad­cast­ing rights.

Manuel Burga has been in jail since De­cem­ber as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Peru’s Supreme Court in June had cleared the way for his ex­tra­di­tion to the United States (US). Pres­i­dent Pe­dro Pablo Kuczyn­ski’s de­cree au­tho­ris­ing the move came yes­ter­day.

It is not clear when Burga will be sent to the US.

Burga over­saw Peru’s foot­ball fed­er­a­tion for more than a decade un­til 2014. He has de­nied any wrong­do­ing.

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