New Documents Show Evidence of FIFA Corruption

New documents have shown evidence of Jack Warner accepting bribes. The documents show Warner used money meant for the Caribbean diaspora legacy program for payment of cash withdrawals, personal loans and to launder money.

Warner, 72, is the former vice president of FIFA.

The FBI has indicted Warner for corruption, although he denies the charges. He has maintained his innocence and said that he will unveil an “avalanche” of secrets about FIFA soon.

The documents show three transfers by FIFA. Funds were transfered from FIFA’s accounts to Concacaf accounts in three transactions. The Cancacaf accounts were shown to be controlled by Warner. The transfers occured on January 4th, February 1st, and March 10th, 2008. Warner was in charge of Concacaf when the payments occurred. Concacaf is the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The money was supposed to go to a program that would help to develop football in the Caribbean.

Warner is one of fourteen being prosecuted for bribery. The bribes total $150 million in about 24 years.

Warner has allegedly accepted a $10 million bribe in return for the 2010 vote to award South Africa the World Cup.

“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country,” Warner said in a speech on Trinidadian TV titled, “The Gloves Are Off.” Warner faces extradition to the United States, but has handed himself in to Trinidad and Tobago police.

In addition, Russia and Qatar may be stripped of their World Cups if evidence comes out that bribery led to those countries winning.

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