PORT OF SPAIN: Jack Warner remains free on bail in Trinidad and Tobago after the latest court hearing of an extradition application from the United States was adjourned until the end of next month.
The 72-year-old former president of the central and north American football confederation [CONCACAF] is wanted in the US under the terms of the FIFAgate indictment against 14 senior football officials and marketing specialists.
Warner, also a former vice-president of world federation FIFA, has insisted on professing his innocence of all charges and a determination to contest extradition to the US where his two sons have been ‘helping the FBI’ with its inquiries.
After his latest brief appearance in a magistrates’ court Warner was released again on bail by Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers Caesar against eight counts of financial crimes including money laundering, wire fraud and racketeering.
Both the state and defence requested more time to examine the 166-page indictment against Warner and other top FIFA officials.
Warner said later he had instructed his lawyers to file for judicial review of the extradition hearing since he is fearful he would not be given a fair trial because of local government bias by bringing the case into the public domain.