Swiss approve extradition of Figueredo

Zurich, September 17

Swiss authorities have approved the extradition of Uruguayan citizen Eugenio Figueredo to the United States as part of an investigation into suspected corruption in soccer, the government said on Thursday.

The former vice-president of the South American Football Confederation was arrested in Zurich along with six other FIFA officials on May 27. He has 30 days to appeal against the decision by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) to allow extradition, the FOJ said.

Of the seven, former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb agreed in July to be extradited to New York. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. The US Department of Justice asked Switzerland

last month to give priority to a US request to extradite former FIFA official Julio Rocha over a later request from his native Nicaragua.