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US Justice Department asks Switzerland for extradition of seven FIFA officials

Jul 02, 2015    

The United States Justice Department has sent extradition requests to Swiss authorities for seven world football governing body (FIFA) officials, held in detention in Switzerland for five weeks.The formal request to the Swiss Federal Justice Office arrived on Wednesday, the office confirmed in a statement on Thursday, reports Efe.The extradition concerns the senior FIFA officials along with entrepreneurs and companies involved with the sport governing body that were implicated in a corruption network that saw the payment of more than $100 million in bribes."On July 1 2015, the U.S. Embass...

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