Warner files judicial review to block extradition on corruption charges

 

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sunday November 29, 2015 – Corruption accused Jack Warner has filed an application for judicial review, challenging his extradition to the United States.

Warner, through his attorneys Senior Counsel Fyard Hosein, Rishi Dass, Nyree Alfonso, Sasha Bridgemohansingh and Anil Maraj, is asking the High Court to stay the proceedings and declare the extradition order and the Authority to Proceed (ATP) issued by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi null and void.

Warner, 72, is accused of 29 counts of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering, bribery during his time in football’s world governing body, FIFA.

The former FIFA vice-president has denied all allegations, but extradition proceedings have begun before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.

However, those proceedings will be stayed pending the outcome of the judicial review application.

The judicial review notes breaches of natural justice in the issuance of the ATP – the document required to begin the extradition process; the failure to provide Warner with a fair hearing; as well as the issue of bias as the Attorney General was advised by lawyers representing the interests of the US in the proceedings in the courts.

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