BERN, Switzerland – Switzerland's justice ministry says former FIFA staffer Julio Rocha has been extradited to the United States to face racketeering charges in a sprawling bribery case.
Rocha is the last of seven men, including two FIFA vice presidents, who were arrested in Zurich last May to be extradited. Six went to the U.S. and one to Uruguay.
The Swiss federal office says Rocha was flown Wednesday from Zurich to New York, accompanied by U.S. police officers.
Rocha's final appeal against a U.S. extradition request was rejected by Switzerland's supreme court on May 9.
Rocha was hired by FIFA in 2012 as a Panama-based development officer.
According to an American indictment, Rocha received a $100,000 bribe from a sports marketing company linked to the sale of World Cup qualifying marketing rights.