Former FIFA Vice-president Austin Jack Warner…….continues to fight extradition
Former FIFA Vice-president and Concacaf boss Austin Jack Warner……………..the most wanted man in football looks set to continue his evasion of extradition to the United States.
This after a Trinidad and Tobago magistrate ruled that he can take his latest challenge of the legality of the extradition order to the Trinidad and Tobago high court.
Warner’s legal team raised seven questions regarding the extradition process in his case……. Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle said the questions were legally grounded and had merit.
Referring the questions to the high court and its decision, she adjourned the extradition proceedings before her to January 22, 2024.
Top of the list of challenges is an alleged agreement made by former Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi with the US justice department in 2015 ……that was made before he signed off on the Authority for the Chief magistrate to proceed with extradition proceedings.
The US on July 24 2015, asked for Warner to be extradited on 29 charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering as part of the fifa-gate case that the US justice department brought against Footballs World Govern body, FIFA.