San Salvador — El Salvador police say they have arrested the country's former soccer federation president Reynaldo Vasquez, who is wanted by U.S. authorities on corruption charges relating to the growing FIFA scandal.
Salvadoran national police deputy director Howard Cotto says Vasquez was captured Wednesday in a housing complex in the Costa del Sol tourist area, 34 kilometers (21 miles) south of the capital of San Salvador. He said Vasquez "was alone and put up no resistance."
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El Salvador's supreme court approved Vasquez's extradition to the United States last Friday. His whereabouts at the time were unknown and the court issued a warrant for his arrest.
The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Vasquez of receiving bribes from marketing company Media World in exchange for broadcast rights to international matches involving El Salvador.