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Swiss agree to extradite former FIFA VP Webb's assistant to US

FIFA employees enter at the FIFA headquarters on June 3, 2015 in Zurich. Blatter resigned on June 2, 2015 as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected on May 29, said a special congress would be called as soon as possible to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BUHOLZER (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA employees enter at the FIFA headquarters on June 3, 2015 in Zurich. Blatter resigned on June 2, 2015 as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected on May 29, said a special congress would be called as soon as possible to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BUHOLZER (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

BERN, Switzerland --

Switzerland's justice ministry has granted an American request to extradite a former assistant to CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb in the FIFA bribery case.

Costas Takkas, the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was among seven officials arrested on May 27 in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich, two days before the FIFA presidential election.

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Takkas is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for awarding marketing contracts.

The Swiss ministry says ''Takkas massively influenced the competitive situation and distorted the market for media rights in connection with the World Cup qualifying matches.''

The Briton can appeal the extradition order at Switzerland's federal criminal court within 30 days.

Webb was also indicted by the U.S. and he is already there after agreeing to be extradited.