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Napout extradited to United States

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 15 Dec 2015

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FIFA vice-president Juan Angel Napout has been extradited to the United States.

The Paraguyan was arrested in Zurich on December 3 on the basis of an arrest request from the US and has since resigned from his position as CONMEBOL president.

Napout is suspected of accepting bribes worth millions of dollars and forms part of the alleged corruption scandal that has rocked world football’s governing body. 

After agreeing to his extradition, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) confirmed the transfer of his custody had been completed.

“Juan Angel Napout… was extradited to the USA today [Tuesday],” an FOJ statement read.

“He was handed over to two US police officers in Zurich, who accompanied him on the flight to New York.”

It was also confirmed former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUT) has withdrawn his appeal against the FOJ’s extradition ruling, though no date for his handover has been disclosed.

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