Peru pres­i­dent OK’s ex­tra­di­tion of boss to US

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Peru’s pres­i­dent is sign­ing off on the ex­tra­di­tion of the coun­try’s for­mer soc­cer 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. Pres­i­dent Pe­dro Pablo Kuczyn­ski’s de­cree au­tho­riz­ing the move came Thurs­day.

It’s not clear when Burga will be sent to the U.S.

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

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