UPDATE: Jack Warner extradition not yet requested, says US Embassy

BY TRINIDAD GUARDIAN

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TRINIDAD GUARDIAN – Former Minister of National Security Jack Warner will know his fate soon, but not today.

That’s the message from the U.S. Embassy in Port-of-Spain, which this morning issued a release stating that the U.S. Department of Justice “has not yet sent any final requests on the Jack Warner extradition request to the Trinidad and Tobago authorities”.

The statement added that the Department of Justice “is still within the 60-day window specified by the treaty for the final request to be delivered.”

A story published by the Trinidad Express said that U.S. authorities had officially requested Warner’s extradition yesterday.

Warner was granted $2.5m bail on 12 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering, after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court on May 27.

He was ordered to surrender his passport and report to the Arouca police station twice weekly. The matter was adjourned to July 9.

He is one of several FIFA officials facing charges over widespread corruption over the past two decades.  FIFA is the organisation responsible for the regulation and promotion of football worldwide.

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7 comments

  1. The US case against Jack Warner is very weak. The main charge against Mr Warner is bribery of South Africa to win the right to host the 2010 world cup and using US banks to transfer the bribery money. South Africa said that it was not a bride payment. That is it "No Case"! You need South africa to say that they were bribed into making the payments.Case close! Now Fifa is not an Organization based in the US and they have no jurisdiction or say on how Warner must use the money. Even if warner pocketed the whole 10 million the US cannot bring charges against him for that.That is not their business. What the US is concern about was using their banks the transfer bribery money. Jack will get of and right now the US have not requested his extradition because they are reviewing the strength of their case against him because South africa will not testify that they were bribed. My Prediction: Jack will not be extradited and if his is it is because the US don't want to be humiliated. The most they will convict him of is some minor infraction which will result in a small fine.No Jail time!

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  2. You may kiss your family, pets and life goodbye.
    Because for sure the US Federal Prosecutors will Trump-up charges against you to ensure your little life is over.

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  3. oh boy it looks like mate will go and join stanford lol.

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  4. Them fellows is alleged to have theft the people money. so many people could have benefited from those funds.Jail him.

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  5. The T&T government must have assisted with this extradition notice. Warner has been a thorn in their brains and have they have even suggested that he did so voluntarily. Warner claims to have recordings that can amputate Kamla and the government. He also claims to have recordings of all his dealings whilst a vice president for the football association , that can exonerate him but perhaps crucify others in the organization. Warner is fearful for his life.

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  6. The US is out to conquer

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  7. Oh oh...lol. They gonna muzzle your mouth JACK. You tink KAMLA joking...lol. You speak too much, go get high on that.

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