Trinidad extradition hearing for Warner in FIFA case put off

By on August 18, 2019

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner won more time Thursday in his fight to avoid being extradited from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States to face corruption charges.Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Ceasar set a new hearing date of July 27. Defense lawyer Nyree Alfonso said Thursday’s hearing was adjourned until then because U.S. authorities had yet to send charges and a formal extradition request to Trinidad. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies If the U.S. request is not filed in Trinidad in just over two weeks, Alfonso said, the defense team “can apply to the court to have the matter dismissed” under rules of the extradition treaty between the two countries.Warner, who is busy campaigning for Sept. 7 national elections as leader of his opposition party, is currently out on bail and required to report twice weekly to a police station near his home. His passport has been seized.A grinning Warner emerged from the Port-of-Spain courthouse surrounded by supporters. He declined to answer questions before being whisked away in a car.Warner is resisting extradition and has predicted a lengthy legal battle over the attempt to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering in the FIFA corruption case.Trinidad legal experts, including former attorney general Ramesh Maharaj, believe Warner’s extradition request could take three to five years to resolve in the twin-island Caribbean republic off the coast of Venezuela.U.S. prosecutors allege South Africa funneled $10 million in 2008 to Warner and two other FIFA executive committee members as payment for them supporting that country’s successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

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