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Interpol issues Red Notices for Warner and Leoz

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 3 Jun 2015

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Interpol has issued international wanted persons alerts for former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Nicolas Leoz over corruption charges.

Former vice-president Warner and Leoz, who has previously served as a member of the executive committee and as president of CONMEBOL, were among 14 people indicted on charges including racketeering conspiracy and corruption last Wednesday.

Warner has pleaded his innocence and questioned the charges against him, while a judge in Paraguay has reportedly ordered the arrest of Leoz.

The duo have now been named among six people to be issued with ‘Red Notices’ by the international police organisation, which has 190 member countries.

Interpol uses the notices to inform its members that a judicial authority has issued an arrest warrant against an individual, whose location and arrest is sought for the purposes of extradition or a similar lawful action.

A statement from Interpol read: “At the request of US authorities, INTERPOL Red Notices – or international wanted persons alerts – have been issued for two former FIFA officials and four corporate executives for charges including racketeering conspiracy and corruption.”

Controlling principal of sports marketing business Torneos y Competencias SA, Alejandro Burzaco, has also been named, as has Velente Corp. controlling principal Jose Margulies.

Full Play Group SA controlling principals Hugo and Mariano Jinkis complete the six.

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