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Thursday, July 2, 2015

U.S. asks Switzerland to extradite 7 FIFA officials

FIFA officials
Geneva – The U.S. has formally asked Switzerland to extradite the seven FIFA officials arrested in May for alleged corruption.

“On July 1, the U.S. embassy in Bern sent Switzerland formal extradition requests within the timeframe set down in the bilateral extradition treaty,’’ the Federal Office of Justice said in a statement.

The seven officials were arrested in Zurich on May 27, the first day of a FIFA Executive Congress.

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