Trinidad – A Trinidad judge has adjourned an extradition hearing for former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner until later this month. Defense lawyer Nyree Alfonso says Thursday’s hearing was adjourned because U.S. authorities have yet to send charges to Trinidad. Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Ceasar set a new hearing date of July 27.
A grinning Warner emerged from the Port-of-Spain court surrounded by supporters. He declined to answer reporters’ questions. Warner is resisting extradition and has predicted a lengthy battle to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges in the FIFA corruption case. He is accused of taking payments totaling $10 million sent by a high-ranking FIFA official to give South Africa the right to host the 2010 World Cup.
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Warner left FIFA in 2011 and has denied wrongdoing.