Guatemalan prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Brayan Jimenez, president of the country’s football federation, who is accused in a widening bribery investigation into FIFA.
Public Ministry official Francisco Rivas said Guatemala received a request Thursday from the United States for Jimenez’s apprehension and possible extradition. Rivas says, “It was also requested that articles or objects of value belonging to him be seized.”
Jimenez did not make any public comments on Friday, and his whereabouts were not clear. On Thursday he said he had not yet seen the accusations and intended to consult with his lawyers. The federation announced that Jimenez would be provisionally suspended as president.
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