Ex CONMEBOL official surrenders to Argentine police in FIFA probe: media

Wed Dec 9, 2015 7:29am EST
 
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A former top official inside South America's soccer confederation, Jose Luis Meiszner, surrendered to Argentine police on Wednesday, local media said, after U.S. justice officials charged him with involvement in a FIFA bribery racket.

News Channel TN showed Meiszner arriving at a police station in Quilmes just south of the capital Buenos Aires.

Meiszner stepped down as secretary-general of the CONMEBOL confederation on Dec. 4.

(Editing by Richard Lough)

 
Undated file photo of Argentine Jose Luis Meiszner talking to jounalists in Buenos Aires. REUTERS/Courtesy Ole/Handout via Reuters/Files