NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. prosecutor says his office is in extradition negotiations with lawyers of defendants in the FIFA (FEE’-fuh) bribery soccer probe.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Norris told a judge Friday that he’s hopeful the talks will result in more defendants appearing in federal court in Brooklyn to face racketeering and other charges in a scandal that’s shaken the soccer world.
The remarks came during a pretrial hearing for Jeffrey Webb. The former high-ranking FIFA official and his lawyer left the courthouse without speaking to reporters.
The 50-year-old Webb was among seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland last spring. He’s the only one so far to agree to extradition.