- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Honduras’ foreign minister says ex-President Rafael Callejas has left the country aboard a private plane with the intention of turning himself in to U.S. authorities investigating corruption and kickbacks in FIFA, soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body.

Arturo Corrales said Monday that Callejas had made the decision on advice from his lawyers, but would not say exactly where or when the ex-president would turn himself in.

The United States previously requested Callejas’ extradition.

Callejas served as president from 1990-94 and is a current member of FIFA’s television and marketing committee.

He was one of about 20 soccer officials indicted on charges with bribes and kickbacks in a 92-count indictment.

Callejas was president of Honduras’ soccer federation from 2002 to 2015.

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