Fifa corruption scandal: Interpol issues wanted alerts for former officials and executives

The 'Red Notices' included former Ex-Co members Jack Warner and Nicolás Leoz

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Interpol has issued international wanted person alerts - or "Red Notices" - for two former Fifa officials including Jack Warner.

The notices were issued by the international police force at the request of the US, and also include Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz, a former Fifa executive committee member and CONMEBOL president.

Red Notices are used by Interpol to inform member nations that an arrest warrant has been issued for an individual - in this case by the US Department of Justice - and "seeks the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action".

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Issuing mug shots of the six on its website, Interpol said they were wanted "for charges including racketeering, conspiracy and corruption".

Here's how the agency listed the six wanted men:

Jack Warner, Trinidad & Tobago national, former FIFA vice president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president, CFU president and Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) special adviser.

Nicolás Leoz, Paraguayan national, former FIFA executive committee member and CONMEBOL president.

Alejandro Burzaco, Argentine national, controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, Argentine nationals, controlling principals of Full Play Group S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

José Margulies (also known as José Lazaro), Brazilian national, controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd., broadcasting businesses.

Interpol said it would assist national police forces in identifying or locating the individuals, but stressed that its Red Notices were not "international arrest warrants", and that the agency does not have the legal authority to send officers to arrest them.