Former FIFA vice president Mr. Jack Warner has lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States to answer charges of fraud arising out of the massive FIFA bribery scandal.
Delivering a 50 page ruling in the High Court on Wednesday afternoon, Justice James Aboud dismissed the claim for judicial review brought by Mr. Warner, CNC3 reported.
Mr. Warner’s attorneys had challenged the process used by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US government’s request for his extradition in May 2015.
It means that the extradition proceedings, which were on hold while Mr. Warner’s challenge was being heard, will now resume in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court.
There was agreement, however, for the stay on the extradition proceedings to remain for 28 days to give Mr. Warner time to consider whether he wants to appeal the decision.