Wanted over alleged racketeering, conspiracy and corruption: Interpol issues red notices for two former FIFA heads and four sports executives.
Former FIFA executives Jack Warner and Nicolas Leoz are among six new names on Interpol’s wanted list.
So-called red notices – or international wanted person alerts – have been issued for the pair and four sports marketing executives, the police organisation confirms. While not arrest warrants, the notices request the detention and extradition of the group.
Charges against the six include racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.
The US Justice Department charged Trinidad and Tobago national and former FIFA vice president Jack Warner
and 13 other FIFA officials and corporate executives in connection with a corruption scandal that has rocked world football’s governing body.
Nicolas Leoz , the former head of South Africa’s football federation and one-time
FIFA executive committee member is reportedly under house arrest in Paraguay in connection with the ‘Fifagate’ scandal.
Sports marketing executives
Alejandro Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis are among football officials and sports media and promotion executives hit with US charges linked with more than 150 million dollars in alleged bribes.
They, along with Jose Margulies, join Warner and Leoz on the wanted list. Magulies, a Brazilian national, headed two offshore companies involved in broadcasting football matches, Reuters reports.