Warner to challenge extradition

2015-06-12 19:08
Jack Warner (File)

Port-of-Spain - Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner is vowing to fight a U.S. bid to extradite him from Trinidad to face charges in the FIFA corruption case.

A defiant Warner says he is looking forward to the legal battles as he prepares for a first hearing July 9. He spoke to supporters of his Independent Liberal Party outside Port-of-Spain and said that it will be a "long hot summer."

Warner could drag the extradition process out for more than three years with appeals.

He is accused of taking payments totaling $10 million sent by a high-ranking FIFA official to secure to give South Africa the right to host the 2010 World Cup over Morocco. Warner left FIFA in 2011 and has denied wrongdoing.

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