Jack Warner loses extradition appeal

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    Jack Warner has lost his appeal against a court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States.

    According to reports, three Appeal Court Judges have upheld a decision by Justice James Aboud in September 2017, to dismiss his judicial review lawsuit.

    They also granted a 21 day stay of the extradition proceedings, pending the filing of Warner’s appeal to the Privy Council.

    The former FIFA Vice-President was indicted on a series of charges after an FBI investigation into corruption in football.

    His lawsuit challenges the procedure adopted by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the extradition request.

    It also challenges the legality of the request, arguing that T&T’s extradition treaty with the US contradicts the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act, which afforded citizens certain protections.