March 1, 2016 / 5:38 PM / 3 years ago

Guatemala takes ex-soccer chief to airport for U.S. extradition

Former Guatemalan football federation president Brayan Jimenez is handcuffed by a police officer before being extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges, in Guatemala City, in this undated handout photograph released to Reuters on March 1, 2016 by the National Civil Police (PNC). REUTERS/PNC/Handout via Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Former Guatemalan soccer federation president Brayan Jimenez was taken to the capital’s airport on Tuesday for extradition to the United States to face corruption charges, two local officials said.

Jimenez, who is facing charges in the United States related to the sale of soccer broadcast rights, was to be turned over to U.S. authorities at the airport, said Rudy Esquivel, spokesman for the country’s prison system.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu

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