FIFA’s Jack Warner allegedly stole $750,000 of Haiti earthquake money

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who is a parliamentary representative for Chaguanas West, sits in parliament in Port-of-Spain, June 5, 2015. Warner, a central figure in world soccer's deepening scandal, on Wednesday vowed to tell investigators all he knows about corruption within the sport's governing body.
Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is in the hot seat. REUTERS/Andrea de Silva

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has been accused of diverting $US75o,000 (£490,000) of aid meant for the 2010 Haiti earthquake into bank accounts he controlled.

The BBC claims to have seen documents from the US justice department showing emergency funds donated by FIFA and the Korean Football Association were moved to accounts Warner controlled.

It’s not the first time Warner has faced this accusation — in 2012 the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation accused Warner of diverting £440,000 of earthquake relief into a bank account it claimed he controlled. Warner called the claims a conspiracy at the time and continues to deny any wrongdoing.

But things are looking increasingly bad for Trinidad & Tobago native Warner. He’s one of nine current and former FIFA officials who have been indicted in the US. Prosecutors say Warner solicited bribes worth $US10 million from the South African government to host the 2010 World Cup and diverted funds for personal use.

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