Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says he will not publicly deal with the extradition of former FIFA vice president Austin Jack Warner as the deadline for signing off on the extradition request by the United States expired yesterday.
Al-Rawi, who was sworn into office last Wednesday, told reporters that due process would apply even as his office would observe the time markers involved in the matter.
Court officials said that Al-Rawi’s office will most likely seek another extension from the court on the matter, but the Attorney General refused to indicate what would be his new position.
Warner, age 72, who is on 2.5 million TT dollars bail is scheduled to re-appear before the Chief Magistrate on September 21st.
He is charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money laundering allegedly committed in the jurisdiction of the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.