Switzerland Expected To Rule In September The Fate of Li and Other Five FIFA Former Officials Arrested in May

By Rico

Eduardo Li (right) with Joseph Blatter, who has served as the eighth president of FIFA since June 1998.

Eduardo Li (right) with Joseph Blatter, who has served as the eighth president of FIFA since June 1998.

QCOSTARICA – It was on May 27 when Costa Rican Eduardo Li was one 14 arrested in Switzerland in an international racketeering and bribery investigation shook world soccer. Three months later, just three defendants are currently before the U.S. courts.

The other 11 still face extradition, either from Switzerland or their home countries, in connection with the investigation by a number of U.S. federal agencies, alleging that FIFA officials accepted bribes in exchange for the award of commercialization rights for certain soccer tournaments to certain sports marketing companies in the U.S. and in South America.

In the case of Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li, who has refused voluntary extradition to the United States,  and four others, Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay, Rafael Esquivel of Venezuela and Jose Maria Marin of Brazil, the Swiss Justice Department on Monday said it will study the U.S. request for the extradition of Li and  the other former FIFA offcials, and expected to rule in September on the various extradition requests.

At least one other defendant, Julio Rocha of Nicaragua, has asked to be returned to his home country where … continue reading

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