A top football official, accused of taking huge bribes to allocate media rights to tournaments, has been told he must stay behind bars in Switzerland until a request for his extradition to the United States has been determined.
Swiss public television, SRF, named the official as Eugenio Figueredo, FIFA vice-president, and president of both the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and the Uruguayan Football Association.
On Friday, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court rejected his appeal of a detention order issued by the Swiss Justice Ministry. In its ruling, the court said it considered Figueredo to be a flight risk despite his lawyers arguing that he is advanced in years and in poor health.
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