FIFA bribery case suspect Hawit agrees his extradition to US
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FIFA bribery case suspect Hawit agrees his extradition to US

Switzerland’s justice ministry says former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit has agreed to be extradited to the United States.

The Swiss ministry says Hawit must be collected by an American police escort within 10 days.

Hawit, from Honduras, was interim president of the CONCACAF region when he was arrested at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on Dec. 3.

The Swiss government says U.S. prosecutors accuse him of “accepting bribes totaling millions of dollars in connection with the sale to various sports marketing firms of marketing rights to football tournaments in Latin America.”

The FIFA ethics committee suspended Hawit for 90 days after his arrest.

Hawit followed Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb as CONCACAF presidents indicted in the sprawling U.S. Department of Justice investigation of bribery and corruption.

Associated Press

 

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