Italian police said Tuesday that Argentinian businessman Alejandro Burzaco, who has been indicted by US authorities in the FIFA corruption scandal, has turned himself in.

Burzaco, 50, was being held in Bolzano, near Italy’s northern border with Switzerland after turning up at a police station with his lawyers.

He was being held pending a hearing later in the day on whether he is formally arrested.

Burzaco’s whereabouts has been a mystery since seven FIFA executives were arrested in Zurich on the eve of a FIFA Congress last week.

According to reports, Burzaco was in the hotel where the executives were cuffed and promptly disappeared in the knowledge he was likely to be on the indicted list.

Burzaco was wanted by the US authorities in connection with his role as president of sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias. – Agence France-Presse

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