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FIFA Investigation Update: First FIFA Official Extradited to United States

FIFA Extradition Switzerland

On July 15, after 50 days of detention, a high-ranking FIFA official widely reported to be former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb was extradited from Switzerland to the United States.  Webb ultimately agreed to be extradited despite initially contesting his extradition at a hearing following his arrest.  Six other FIFA officials arrested in connection with DOJ’S corruption investigation are continuing to fight extradition.  The Swiss Federal Office of Justice is overseeing the extradition proceedings. All seven officials were formally indicted by the DOJ on May 27. Previous FCPA Scorecard coverage of this investigation can be found here.