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Fifa scandal: Alejandro Burzaco resurfaces in Italy

June 9, 2015 6:06 pm

An Argentine wanted by the US in connection with the investigation into allegations of corruption at Fifa has turned himself in to police in Italy.

Alejandro Burzaco was the president of Argentine sports marketing firm Torneos y Competencias and one of 14 current and ex-Fifa officials and associates indicted over the scandal.

Interpol had issued an alert requesting his arrest.

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He disappeared following the arrest of seven Fifa executives on 27 May.

Swiss media reported that he was not in his room when police acting on extradition requests from US authorities raided a hotel in the Swiss city of Zurich, but was having breakfast and so was not arrested.

Mr Burzaco, who also has Italian citizenship, walked into a police station in the northern Italian city of Borzano along with his two lawyers on Tuesday.

He is being held in a cell in Borzano police station, officials told Spanish news agency Efe.

The US Department of Justice alleges that Mr Burzaco conspired to win and keep hold of lucrative media rights contracts from regional football federations by paying up to $110m (£72m) in bribes.

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