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U.S. Requests Extradition of Former FIFA Vice President

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    U.S. Requests Extradition of Former FIFA Vice President
    Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner speaks at a political rally in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Warner made a televised address Wednesday night, saying he will prove a link between soccer's governing body and his nation's elections in 2010. Warner also said in the address, which was a paid political advertisement, that "I reasonably actually fear for my life."

    The U.S. formally requested the extradition Wednesday of Trinidad and Tobago lawmaker Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president at the center of the world soccer corruption scandal, the country's attorney general said. 

    "The process is now for me to examine the documentation and consider the evidence and decide whether to issue the authority to proceed," Attorney General Garvin Nicholas said at a news conference on Wednesday.

    The U.S. said it would seek Warner's extradition on charges of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracy.