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Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner tells supporters he didn't receive bribes

Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 01:22

Soccer-Accused former FIFA Vice President Warner in Trinidad vows to tell all. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, a central figure in world soccer's deepening scandal, has vowed to tell investigators all he knows about corruption within the sport's governing body. Warner, a prominent local politician and businessman in Trinidad and Tobago, told supporters of his Independent Liberal Party's rally (ILP) he would give investigators his knowledge of financial transactions at FIFA, including but not limited to Sepp Blatter. Blatter is the long-serving FIFA president who unexpectedly announced his resignation on Tuesday, though said he would stay on until a successor could be elected. Warner said he urged Blatter to make his resignation effective immediately. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JACK WARNER, FORMER FIFA VICE PRESIDENT, SAYING So, I wrote him a later, I said to him 'Good morning, Mr. Blatter. I'm sorry to hear that you're stepping down'. In brackets, but it should be tomorrow, not the day after, close brackets, because you can't say you're stepping down and then stay for seven more months. You can't do that. Can't do that because people will question you. You will be a lame-duck president and so on. People are going to ask you if you cooked any books and so on, right. So, I said to him step down. I said to him, 'Sepp Blatter I sympathise with you because I was in 2011 where you are today. The only difference is that you caused my demise, I didn't cause yours." Warner is among more than a dozen officials charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with running a criminal enterprise that involved more than $150 million in bribes. Prosecutors say Warner solicited bribes worth millions and charged him with offenses including racketeering and bribery.

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Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner tells supporters he didn't receive bribes

Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 01:22