Warner Extradition Hearing Adjourned Until August 28

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The extradition case involving former FIFA Vice President, Austin Jack Warner has been adjourned to August 28.

When the matter came up for hearing today in the Port of Spain Magistrate’s Court, the prosecution and defence teams requested more time to examine the 1-hundred-and-66 page indictment against Warner and other top FIFA officials.

The Trinidad Express newspaper says Warner told reporters after the court hearing, that his attorneys will be filing for judicial review.

He says given the fact that the matter has been prosecuted in the public domain, it will affect his chances of having a fair trial.

Six days ago, Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Garvin Nicholas, announced that the United States had made a formal request for the extradition of Warner and had supplied documentation to support its case.

Warner, the leader of the Independent Liberal Party in T&T, has been indicted in the United States on multiple counts of fraud, racketeering, money laundering and corruption.