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Swiss Extradite Final FIFA Official Arrested in May 2015 Sweep

FIFA Switzerland

On May 18, former President of the Nicaraguan Football Federal Julio Rocha was extradited from Switzerland to the United States. He was the final FIFA official to be extradited following the arrests made in Zurich in May 2015, according to the Swiss Federal Office of Justice, which has handled the extradition proceedings over the past year. Mr. Rocha was indicted by the DOJ in May 2015 along with 13 other FIFA officials. Previous Scorecard coverage on the FIFA investigations can be found here.