Interpol issues alerts for six linked to FIFA probe

Six people wanted in connection with a US investigation of FIFA officials have been flagged by Interpol. The agency’s “red notices” indicate that the persons are being sought, but are not arrest warrants.

Interpol, the international police organization with 190 member countries, issued “red notices” on Wednesday for six people being sought by US authorities as part of their corruption investigation into FIFA officials.

The international wanted person alerts, or red notices, were issued at the request of US authorities, Interpol said in a statement. They targeted two former FIFA officials and four corporate executives who are wanted on charges that include racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.

Interpol listed the men as follows:

»» Jack Warner, Trinidad & Tobago national, former FIFA vice president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president, CFU president and Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) special adviser.
»» Nicolás Leoz, Paraguayan national, former FIFA executive committee member and CONMEBOL president.
»» Alejandro Burzaco, Argentine national, controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.
»» Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, Argentine nationals, controlling principals of Full Play Group S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.
»» José Margulies (also known as José Lazaro), Brazilian national, controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd., broadcasting businesses.
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