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U.S. Asks Swiss To Extradite Nicaraguan Former FIFA Official Julio Rocha

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Switzerland to "give priority to a U.S. request" to extradite former FIFA official Julio Rocha in preference to a later request from his native Nicaragua, according to Stephanie Nebehay of REUTERS. Six of seven football officials detained in Zurich in la...

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