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US police power (FBI) turns American FIFA bigwig into common informant

Chuck Blazer turned informer after the FBI gave him a dossier alleging failure to pay tax on huge sums of income | Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Chuck Blazer turned informer after the FBI gave him a dossier alleging failure to pay tax on huge sums of income | Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

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, Australia tried ‘bribing’ Warner

It is understood that the FBI is now investigating Jack Warner, who is no stranger to corruption (Getty Images)

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner

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

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FIFA: Gifts in the millions

Special exposé by the Trinidad Sunday Express

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Ex-FIFA vice president: Jack Warner

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.

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Qatar World Cup 2022: Qatar alleged to have paid former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and family millions

Foot on ballAccording to the Telegraph, documents appear to show a senior Fifa official and his family were paid millions by a company controlled by a former Qatari football official shortly after the country won its bid for the 2022 World Cup. There’s an American element, too: a bank in the Cayman Islands refused to process one of the payments “amid fears over the legality of the money transfer,” so a bank in New York did it instead.

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FIFA executive allegedly stole Australian cash, quits

New report accuses former CONCACAF executives Jack Warner (middle) and Chuck Blazer (right) of enriching themselves with the confederation's money. Photo: CONCACAF congress 2011 in Miami (c) Jens Weinreich 

New report accuses former CONCACAF executives Jack Warner (middle) and Chuck Blazer (right) of enriching themselves with the confederation’s money. Photo: CONCACAF congress 2011 in Miami (c) Jens Weinreich

(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

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