An Argentinian businessman has arrived in the United States to face charges in the FIFA soccer scandal.
Alejandro Burzaco had turned himself in to Italian authorities in June. US prosecutors say he was involved in kickbacks and bribes worth tens of millions of dollars to obtain media rights for soccer tournaments.
Prosecutors in federal court in Brooklyn announced on Friday that he is in the United States and awaiting a court appearance later in the day.
At the time of his arrest, Burzaco was the chief executive of a sports and marketing company, Torneos y Competencias (tohr-NAY’-ohs ee kohm-peh-TEHN’-see-uhs) S.A. Burzaco is the third of 14 defendants charged in the case to be arraigned in a US court. A New York law firm representing him had no comment.