The US Department of Justice has made an extradition request to the Trinidad and Tobago government, for the extradition of Austin ‘Jack’ Warner.
Executive Producer at CNC3 News in T-and-T, Hema Ramkissoon tells Nationwide News that the Attorney General, Garvin Nicholas, has confirmed that the process of extradition is underway.
According to Ramkissoon, the Attorney General intends to take the matter to court to afford Mr. Warner the opportunity of challenging the request.
Ramkissoon says people in the twin island republic are in shock, following this morning’s developments.
Meanwhile Jack Warner this morning gave an interview to Mark Bassant of Trinidad CCN TV-6.
Warner says he’s an innocent man.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says extradition requests will be prepared for those who’ve been indicted but live outside the US.
Meanwhile the US Department of Justice has also disclosed that in 2013, two sons of Jack Warner, Daryll and Daryan pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
In July 2015, Daryll Warner, a former FIFA development officer, waived an indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud and the structuring of financial transactions.
In October that year Daryan Warner also waived an indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and the structuring of financial transactions.
The Warner brothers face up to 10 years in prison.
Jack Warner says he’s unaware of the involvement of his sons in any corruption scandal.