It’s been a long road for former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner who at age 76, was ordered to pay $79 million default to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) by a US judge.

Warner was convicted in his absence in June, for bribes and kickbacks during his tenure as a FIFA executive committee member and President of Concacaf.

He is fighting extradition from Trinidad to the US over the separate indictment brought against him by the US Justice Department in 2015.

Among other allegations, Warner and Concacaf General Secretary Chuck Blazer were accused of receiving millions of dollars in exchange for FIFA executive committee votes for World Cup hosting. He also allegedly received kickbacks for the award of broadcast rights to major events, including the 2010 World Cup, in T&T.

The former UNC Minister is accused of 12 offences which includes racketeering, corruption and money laundering. The crimes were allegedly committed in the US and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.

He is on $2.5 million bail.


Author: Dareece Polo


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