Owen Gibson (Nov. 5) – Claims that a disgraced former Fifa executive turned FBI informant used a bugging device to record meetings with colleagues at the London 2012 Olympics have led to calls for the Serious Fraud Office to investigate world football’s governing body. The allegations, part of an investigation into Chuck Blazer by the New York Daily News, prompted the Conservative MP Damian Collins to renew his call for the SFO to investigate long-standing bribery and money-laundering allegations surrounding Fifa.
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England and Australia, the two countries from the Western world who have been on the forefront of allegations of corruption in Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, have themselves tried to buy the support of FIFA vice-president Jack Warner for their bids, reports the Trinidad Express.
Gulf Times (June 18) – The Trinidad-based newspaper said it has seen communications between the former powerful FIFA vice-president and officials from the bidding teams of the two countries suggesting they might have acted inappropriately by contravening the same bidding procedures they allege Qatar flouted. Continue reading
Former high-flying FIFA executive and Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West Jack Warner accepted gifts from nations bidding to secure World Cup hosting rights in the run-up to the 2010 vote in violation of the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) and FIFA’s own bid rules.
(22 April 2013) – A REPORT released during the CONCACAF congress in Panama on April 19 outlines harsh allegations of fund embezzlement committed by then FIFA vice-president Jack Warner of Trinidad and former CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer of the USA. Both men had functioned without a written contract from 1998 until their respective departures, and the American Blazer allegedly received 15 million dollars in commissions for his services during that time frame. Continue reading