FIFA vice president released
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FIFA vice president released

A former vice president for FIFA, the world soccer’s governing body, has been released from U.S. custody in New York.

Alfredo Hawit will be subject to house arrest as he awaits trial on bribery and other charges related to an ongoing corruption case.

Hawit’s attorney said Tuesday the 64-year-old Honduras native was released. Court records show Hawit posted a $1 million bond package Monday after an appearance at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York.

Hawit was interim president of North and Central American and Caribbean governing body CONCACAF from June until his December 3 arrest in Switzerland.

Prosecutors allege that in return for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes he and other top CONCACAF officials awarded marketing rights to the Gold Cup and other events. Awit has pleaded not guilty.

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