Interpol seeking Warner and Leoz

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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Interpol has issued ‘international wanted persons’ alerts for two former FIFA officials and four corporate executives as part of the investigation into football-related corruption.

The ‘red notices’ have been issued at the request of the US justice department for charges including racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from Trinidad and ex-FIFA member Nicolas Leoz from Paraguay have been named. Warner is currently on bail in Trinidad and Leoz reported to be under house arrest in Paraguay.

The others named are all sports marketing or broadcast executives.

The are:

:: Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentinian national and controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

:: Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, Argentinian nationals, controlling principals of Full Play Group SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

:: Jose Margulies (also known as Jose Lazaro), Brazilian national, controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd., broadcasting businesses.

The red notices are used by the international police organisation Interpol to inform its member countries that an arrest warrant has been issued for a wanted person with a view to extradition.

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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