The Brazilian investigation into the OCI ticket touting controversy has taken another twist tonight, as revealed court documents show that investigators received permission to obtain the passport of FAI president and OCI executive board member John Delaney, as well as five other OCI members.
RTE are reporting that court papers filed yesterday show that authorities received a warrent to acquire the passports of a host of OCI officials. On that list were OCI vice president Delaney, the assistant to the OCI president Linda O'Reilly and the acting president Willie O'Brien. Earlier today, Brazilian police obtained the passports of OCI executive members Dermot Henihan, Kevin Kilty and chief executive Stephen Martin.
The Irish Times are reporting that it is their belief that only the latter three are still in Brazil.
The OCI executive board was due to hold a meeting on the crisis today.
Police say this is all part of their investigation and there is nothing to suggest any improriety has occured involving any of these individuals.
John Delaney is seen by most as the favourite to succeed Pat Hickey as OCI president. Delaney has offered no comment on Pat Hickey's arrest and has remained out of the media's eye entirely during the Rio Olympics.