Source: Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb extradited to U.S.

    Outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter holds up the name of Qatar during the official announcement of the 2022 World Cup host country on December 2, 2010 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

    Story highlights

    • Law enforcement source says Jeffrey Webb, a former FIFA vice president, arrived Wednesday
    • U.S. officials requested the extradition of seven high-ranking FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland in May
    • A Swiss probe into corruption allegations surrounding the next two World Cups has grown

    (CNN)A former FIFA official being held in Switzerland as part of a corruption scandal has been extradited to the United States, officials said Thursday.

    Jeffrey Webb, a former FIFA vice president and onetime head of CONCACAF, the soccer governing body for North America and the Caribbean, arrived in New York on Wednesday, a law enforcement source told CNN.