November 17 – Soccer’s most-wanted, former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, has misplaced his attraction to the UK’s Privy Council and could be extradited from Trinidad to face a number of corruption costs within the US.
Warner was one of many larger fish named within the US Division of Justice indictments in Might 2015 that listed greater than 40 FIFA elected officers.
Warner is accused of a number of counts of fraud and graft totalling greater than $40 million, in addition to additional counts of cash laundering and bribery stretching again over 30 years.
The US made an extradition request to Trinidad and Tobago in July 2015 and on 21 September 2015, the T&T Legal professional Common authorised extradition proceedings in opposition to Warner on 29 offences of fraud, corruption and cash laundering.
Following a collection of appeals arguing that his extradition was illegal, Warner was given permission to take his case to the UK’s London’s Privy Council, the best court docket of attraction for plenty of Commonwealth international locations.
The extradition of Warner will re-ignite the so-called FIFAgate case within the Caribbean the place Warner dominated as president of Concacaf and as a powerbroker, as a rule, intently aligned to former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Award of World Cup tv contracts to Warner subsidiaries and rumours across the money for votes scandal within the award of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar will specifically come into focus.
The DOJ allege that Warner was paid $5 million by means of varied shell firms to vote for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup.
Warner mentioned beforehand that if he was extradited to the US he would unleash a “tsunami” of knowledge on FIFA and its officers.
Warner’s successor as Concacaf president, Jeff Webb, one of many authentic FIFA seven arrested on the Swiss Baur au Lac lodge in Zurich, continues to be awaiting sentencing regardless of having pleaded responsible to corruption costs in November 2015.
It now appears to be like just like the US justice authorities have their man. The query turns into who else will they now get alongside him.
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