LIMA: Manuel Burga, former president of the Peruvian football federation, has been extradited to the United States to face charges in the $200m FIFAGate corruption investigation.
After five hours of waiting at Jorge Chavez Airport Burga was flown out after saying goodbye to wife and two children as well as Magdalena mayor Francis Allison.
Burga is one of more than a dozen current and former Latin American soccer chiefs whom US prosecutors have accused of being part of multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing and broadcast rights.
He denied wrongdoing when he was arrested outside his home in Lima in December under an international warrant.
Burga headed the Peruvian federation for a dozen years through 2014, when the federation barred him from running for a fourth term as criticism grew over his management.