Now 70, Blazer served as CONCACAF’s secretary general from 1990 until 2011 under Warner and was a FIFA exco member from 1997 until 2013.
The indictment is a smorgasbord of corruption, with payments sent to builders to construct a pool for one FIFA official, and used to buy expensive artwork for another. Allegedly. Jack Warner is the Petyr Baelish of world soccer, except somehow less likable.
The attorney said this was not the case. Aaron Davidson, for example, a U.S. citizen who ran another sports marketing firm implicated in the scandal, had to remind the younger Jinkis not to talk about their criminal activities on the phone.
Former Brazilian star Romario, now a federal senator, has called Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin “one of the biggest thieves” in sports in the country.
Romario has been an outspoken critic of FIFA and of top officials in Brazilian football. “Our business is our business”.
Our disappointment and concern with FIFA in light of today’s developments is profound.
FIFA is fully cooperating with the investigation and is supporting the collection of evidence in this regard.
He was the president of the Brazilian soccer confederation from 2012 until April.
Costa Rica authorities have already opened an investigation against Li.
The Uruguay soccer federation wouldn’t comment on the arrest of FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo.
Rafael Esquivel: Current CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation (FVF) president.
Swiss officials didn’t name those who had resisted extradition. In 2010 Warner was special adviser to the TTFF when funds from Fifa and the South Korean FA was paid to a TTFF of which £440,000 was missing.
The legal battles started in court hearings Wednesday in Zurich, hours after the officials’ early morning arrests on a U.S. warrant. That person could be handed over to U.S. authorities immediately. “Fifa in crisis after claims against Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam”, reported the Guardian.
The FIFA’s offices in Zurich, Switzerland.
‘It’s a significant step but I want to be very clear, this is the beginning of our effort not the end, ‘ said Kelly Currie, acting United States attorney for the eastern district of New York. “It spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks”.
The second instance follows FIFA’s initiative of presenting the file on the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process to the Swiss Office of the Attorney General in November 2014. They are now facing up to 10 years in prison.
The prince said “FIFA needs leadership that governs, guides and protects our national associations…” It seemed Warner was destined to become a powerful player the world of international soccer.
FIFA says the presidential election will still go ahead. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges.
The good news is that U.S. authorities have requested for Warner to be extradited to face charges of racketeering, money laundering, and corruption.
Warner has maintained his innocence but surrendered himself to the Fraud Squad.
May of 2011-Former Fifa executive Chuck Blazer initiates an investigation of Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed bin Hammam and Warner after allegations of bribery were made against the two during a Caribbean Football Union (CFU) meeting in Port-of-Spain.
He vowed to “deal with them in the fullness of time” and said that they would “not succeed”.