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Swiss Justice Dept: 1 of 7 arrested in FIFA case seeks bail

June 10, 2015 GMT
FILE - This is a combo of six file photos of the soccer officials involved in the US Justice Department of investigation into corruption at FIFA. From top left clockwise a Jeffrey Webb: Current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, Jose Maria Marin Current member of the FIFA organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments, Nicolas Leoz former FIFA executive committee member and Conmebol president, Eugenio Figueredo current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Jack Warner, former FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, and Eduardo Li, current FIFA executive committee member-elect, Concacaf executive committee member . (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This is a combo of six file photos of the soccer officials involved in the US Justice Department of investigation into corruption at FIFA. From top left clockwise a Jeffrey Webb: Current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, Jose Maria Marin Current member of the FIFA organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments, Nicolas Leoz former FIFA executive committee member and Conmebol president, Eugenio Figueredo current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Jack Warner, former FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, and Eduardo Li, current FIFA executive committee member-elect, Concacaf executive committee member . (AP Photo/File)

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s Justice Department says one of the seven soccer officials arrested in Zurich appealed for bail during the extradition process.

The justice office says Switzerland’s “Federal Criminal Court will rule on whether or not he will have to remain in custody for the entire length of the extradition proceeding.”

The man who appealed was not identified.

U.S. authorities have until July 3 to formally request extradition. The seven men face 20 years in prison on racketeering charges.

They were arrested in early-morning raids on luxury hotels in Zurich on May 27.

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They seven men are FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo, Jose Maria Marin, Eduardo Li, Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Costas Takkas.