Press Release, FOJ, 11.11.2015
Eugenio Figueredo agrees to extradition to Uruguay
The FOJ approved Figueredo's simplified extradition to Uruguay, albeit subject to the resolution of priority between the Uruguayan and the equally valid US request. It will be for the US authorities to state whether or not they agree to Uruguay being given priority. If the US authorities do not agree, the issue will be decided by the FOJ. The FOJ had previously approved Figueredo's extradition to the USA on 17 September 2015. The former soccer official then lodged an appeal against the ruling with the Federal Criminal Court.
In common with their US counterparts, the Uruguayan criminal prosecution authorities suspect Figueredo of having abused his office for personal gain. He is alleged to have taken bribes worth millions of dollars in connection with the award to a US sports marketing company of rights to the broadcast of soccer games.
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