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Argentine golfer Cabrera extradited from Brazil over domestic violence allegations

By Ramiro and Scandolo

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, a two-time winner of main tournaments, was extradited from Brazil on Tuesday to face trial in his dwelling nation on expenses of violence towards former domestic companions, a prosecutor within the case instructed Reuters.

Cabrera was arrested in the beginning of the yr in Rio de Janeiro after he left Argentina and was positioned on the Interpol crimson record.

He will spend the evening in a cell in Iguazu in Argentina┬┤s northeastern Misiones province on the border with Brazil earlier than being transferred 800 miles (1,200km) south to a neighborhood jail in Cordoba pending a trial.

Reuters footage confirmed the 51-year-old sportsman, his fingers cuffed in entrance of him and wearing a federal police-issue stab vest and ballistic helmet, being transferred into police custody and pushed to a police station in Iguazu.

According to a police assertion, Cabrera faces expenses of minor accidents, threats and theft mentioned to have occurred between 2016 and 2020.

Laura Battistelli, the prosecutor, mentioned Cabrera would stand trial for the case she was main on July 1, with different allegations nonetheless below investigation.

“He is detained because the court considered that he was evading the trial,” she mentioned.

Known as El Pato, Cabrera received the U.S. Open in 2007 and the Augusta Masters event in 2009. He final participated in a event in September 2020.

(Reporting by Ramiro Scandolo; writing by Nicolás Misculin and Walter Bianchi; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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