Fifa bribery case suspect Hawit agrees extradition to US

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Former Fifa vice president Alfredo Hawit has agreed to be extradited to the United States, Switzerland’s justice ministry said.

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

Mr Hawit, from Honduras, was interim president of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) when he was arrested at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on December 3.

The Swiss government said US prosecutors accuse him of “accepting bribes totalling 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 Mr Hawit for 90 days after his arrest.

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

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 by The News Editor

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