Former CONCACAF And Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Loses Extradition Lawsuit

Former CONCACAF President Austin ‘Jack’ Warner ( file photo)

Former CONCACAF and Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president, Trinidadian Austin ‘Jack’ Warner has lost his lawsuit, challenging his extradition to the United States.

Warner is a wanted man by U.S. authorities on charges of fraud arising out of a FIFA bribery scandal.

Delivering a 50-page ruling in the High Court on Wednesday, Justice James Aboud dismissed the claim for judicial review brought by Warner.

Warner had earlier brought a lawsuit challenging the process used by the office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US Government’s request for his extradition in May 2015.

Given the decision of Justice Abound, extradition proceedings can now continue in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court against the former president.

An agreement was however reached for a stay on proceedings for 28 days to give Warner time to consider whether he wants to appeal the decision.

US authorities indicted the former football kingpin over allegations of racketeering, wire fraud, and money-laundering conspiracies spanning 24 years.

Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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