Swiss authorities accept accustomed displacement of Julio Rocha, a above FIFA official from Nicaragua who has been captivated in Switzerland back his May 27 arrest in the bribery aspersion that has agitated several leaders of all-embracing soccer.
Rocha has 30 canicule to address the accommodation by the Federal Office of Justice afore he will be beatific to the federal cloister in Brooklyn to access a appeal on accuse that he accustomed and accustomed a six-figure allurement for council a advantageous television advertisement arrangement to a abettor in 2011.
Three of Rocha's co-defendants are in the US and accept entered not-guilty pleas, while 10 others abide away while prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York plan to abstract them from countries that cover Switzerland, Trinidad and Argentina.
Rocha is different a part of defendants in that the US is not the alone country area he is wanted; law administration in Rocha's built-in Nicaragua asked the Swiss to abandon him in August, and Rocha agreed to the request, but the Swiss accept absitively the US should get him first.
"The FOJ has now absitively that Rocha will be extradited aboriginal to the USA, while accompanying acknowledging his consecutive displacement to Nicaragua," the FOJ said in a account absolution Thursday. "The key point in this accommodation is the actuality that the US authorities accept been administering absolute bent affairs adjoin a amount of individuals for some time now. These individuals are already in the USA, or are to be extradited to the USA. Most of the affirmation and assemblage are aswell amid in the USA. By contrast, the Nicaraguan authorities alone commenced bent affairs in acknowledgment to accuse brought on 10 June 2015. These accuse are fabricated adjoin a alone individual and thus, clashing the US proceedings, do not admittance an all-embracing appraisal of the facts at hand. "