December 9, 2015 / 12:36 PM / 2 years ago

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

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.

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

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

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