Former FIFA vice Jack Warner has officially been given final approval to appeal extradition proceedings filed against him to the UK Privy Council.
Warner, the disgraced former CONCACAF boss, has been battling to avoid extradition to the United States since 2015. The ex-football official faces charges of corruption stemming from alleged financial impropriety committed during a long tenure with world football’s governing body.
Last year, Warner tried and failed to have the extradition appeal dismissed on procedural grounds. The three judges of Trinidad and Tobago’s Court of Appeal opted to uphold the original decision to dismiss Warner’s review, which was made in September 2017.
Warner, who was also been ordered to pay US$79m in damages to CONCACAF by a federal judge in New York City last summer, is currently out on $TT 2.5m bail and banned for life by FIFA.
The authority to proceed (ATP) with Warner’s extradition as part of the FIFA indictments, was signed in 2016 by Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi. Warner is wanted on various counts of corruption, graft, bribery and money laundering.