Peru agrees to extradite former soccer federation head to U.S.

LIMA, (Reuters) – Peru agreed to extradite the former head of the country’s soccer federation to the United States to face criminal conspiracy charges in a far-reaching inquiry into corruption at the heart of the sport’s governing body FIFA.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski approved Manuel Burga’s extradition in a resolution published yesterday in the official gazette, El Peruano, five months after a Peruvian court found that the request from a New York court was substantiated. Burga is one of more than a dozen current and former Latin American soccer chiefs whom U.S. prosecutors have accused of being part of multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing and broadcast rights.


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