PORT OF SPAIN: Jack Warner has filed an application for a judicial review in the latest episode of his challenge to an extradition application from the United States Department of Justice.
That has prompted a postponement of his extradition hearing untl February 19.
Warner, through his attorneys Senior Counsel Fyard Hosein, Rishi Dass, Nyree Alfonso, Sasha Bridgemohansingh and Anil Maraj, has asked the High Court to stay the proceedings and declare the extradition order and the Authority to Proceed (ATP) issued by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi null and void.
The 72-year-old former FIFA powerbroker is accused of 29 counts of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering, bribery during his time in football’s world governing body.
The former FIFA vice-president has denied all allegations.
His demand for a judicial review claims breaches of natural justice in the issuance of the ATP – the document required to begin the extradition process; the failure to provide Warner with a fair hearing; as well as the issue of bias as the Attorney General was advised by lawyers representing the interests of the US in the proceedings in the courts.