Former football chief accepts extradition fate

2015-10-28 18:31

Berlin  - The former president of the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) Jose Maria Marin has accepted extradition to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry (FOJ) said Wednesday.

The 83-year-old Marin was one of seven officials arrested in Zurich late May on the request of US authorities. The FOJ said he agreed to the extradition procedure on Tuesday and "for reasons of security and privacy no information will be given on the timing of the handover."

Marin, who headed the organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, stands accused of accepting millions of dollars worth of bribes relating to South American football tournaments and faces charges of racketeering.


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