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Fifa corruption: Swiss extradite first official to US

A Fifa official detained in a raid in Switzerland has been extradited to the US, Swiss authorities say.

The unnamed man was one of seven football officials held on corruption charges in Switzerland on 27 May.

He was taken to New York by a three-man police escort on Wednesday, the Swiss Justice Department says.

The person was not named, but earlier reports said Cayman Islands official Jeffrey Webb had waived his right to fight the American extradition request.

Mr Webb, 50, is the former president of the Central and North American football federation, Concacaf, and is a Fifa vice-president.

He is accused of accepting bribes worth millions of dollars in connection with the sale of marketing rights.

The BBC's sports news correspondent, Richard Conway, says under US federal rules, a charged defendant must be brought before a judge "without unnecessary delay" upon their arrival in the district in which charges are laid.

Since the defendant left Zurich on Wednesday, a court appearance may take place soon.

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