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Ex-Honduras president 'heads to US for football probe'

Published 14/12/2015 | 17:26

Honduras' foreign minister said the ex-president has boarded a private plane (AP)
Honduras' foreign minister said the ex-president has boarded a private plane (AP)

Former Honduras president Rafael Callejas has left the country aboard a private plane with the intention of turning himself in to US authorities investigating corruption and kickbacks in Fifa, the foreign minister has said.

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Arturo Corrales said that Mr Callejas had made the decision on advice from his lawyers, but would not say exactly where or when the ex-president would turn himself in.

The United States previously requested Mr Callejas's extradition.

Mr Callejas served as president from 1990 to 1994 and is a current member of Fifa's television and marketing committee.

He was one of about 20 soccer officials indicted on charges with bribes and kickbacks in a 92-count indictment.

Mr Callejas was president of Honduras' soccer federation from 2002 to 2015.

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