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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.