- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Brayan Jimenez, president of the country’s National Soccer Federation, who is accused in a widening bribery investigation into soccer’s international governing organization.

Public Ministry official Francisco Rivas said Guatemala received a request Thursday from the United States for Jimenez’s apprehension and possible extradition.

Rivas says, “It was also requested that articles or objects of value belonging to him be seized.”

Jimenez did not make any public comments Friday, and his whereabouts were not clear. On Thursday he said he had not yet seen the accusations and intended to consult with his lawyers.

The Federation announced that Jimenez would be provisionally suspended as president.

Guatemalan judge Hector Trujillo, who is charged with racketeering in the case, was arrested Friday aboard a cruise ship at Port Canaveral, Florida.

Fifteen other FIFA officials are charged in the latest indictment.

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