Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice said the unnamed official, whom it didn’t identify, was extradited on Wednesday.
Former Fifa Vice-President Jeffrey Webb has pleaded not guilty in connection with a massive corruption scandal in the world football governing body.
Webb, 50, from the Cayman Islands, is to be arraigned at 2:00 p.m. (1800 GMT) before Judge Vera Scanlon at the United States Courthouse in Brooklyn.
It comes days after the 50-year-old Cayman native agreed to be extradited from Switzerland, where he had been in custody since he was arrested in May.
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Webb’s court appearance comes ahead of a meeting in Zurich on Monday where the body’s executive committee is expected to set out the timetable to determine the election for Blatter’s replacement. The rest are fighting extradition.
Pundits talking about the case in the American media have suggested that the failure of Webb to appear before a court immediately following extradition indicates that he is very likely to be talking with the US authorities about a plea arrangement in return for information.
The courtroom exchange came at a hearing for another defendant, Aaron Davidson, president of the marketing company Traffic Sports USA.
The men were held at the request of the US Department of Justice, which has indicted a total of 14 current and former Federation Internationale de Football Association officials and associates on charges of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption following a major inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The payments were tied to the award of broadcasting and hosting rights for the World Cup, continental championships in North and South America, and regional club tournaments.