PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago's attorney general has signed documents that pave the way for U.S. extradition proceedings against former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has signed "authority to proceed" documents in the high-profile extradition case against the indicted Warner. Al Rawi would not comment on specifics of the case Monday, saying only that "the process is still unfolding."
Warner is resisting extradition on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering in the FIFA corruption case.
The case against Warner was adjourned until Friday while Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington reviews the matter.
U.S. prosecutors allege South Africa funneled $10 million in 2008 to Warner and two other FIFA executives as payment for them supporting its successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup.