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First FIFA Official Arrested For Corruption Extradited To U.S.

Swiss authorities have approved the extradition of one of the seven FIFA officials who were arrested on corruption charges in Zurich two months ago. The unnamed official was handed off to a three-man U.S. police escort and flown to New York, according to Reuters.

It’s not yet known which of the seven officials was extradited, but it is most likely Jeffrey Webb, who earlier stated that he would not fight his extradition to the United States. Webb is from the Cayman Islands and was charged with money laundering, wire fraud, and racketeering conspiracy.

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The remaining FIFA officials under arrest in Zurich are still contesting their extradition.

[Reuters]

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