PORT OF SPAIN: The United States government is keeping up its relentless tracking of former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner in his home of Trinidad & Tobago.

Lawyer representing the Department of Justice have submitted an appeal against a High Court ruling in Trinidad denying the US a formal role in the judicial review claim by which Warner is challenging an extradition application on fraud and corruption charges.

Last month Justice James Aboud had ruled that to allow the US access would have set a precedent which could see school principals and business people having a say on the number of public holidays.

The appeal hearing should have begun on Monday but was adjourned to July 18.

US lawyers are seeking the right of involvement becaue of direct interest in the case which stems from the FIFAGate criminal investigation into a $200m corruption conspiracy among Latin American international football leaders.