Trinidad delays extradition hearing for former FIFA official Jack Warner

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP)_ Authorities in Trinidad have postponed a hearing to determine whether the U.S. will have to restart extradition proceedings against former FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner in an international soccer corruption case.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington said Friday that the hearing will be held Dec. 2.

Warner’s attorneys had requested more time so they could travel to the U.S. and discuss extradition terms.

Warner is fighting extradition on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering in the FIFA corruption case. He has to report twice weekly to a police station and his passport has been seized.

U.S. prosecutors allege South Africa funneled $10 million in 2008 to Warner and two other FIFA executives in exchange for their support in its successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup.


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