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Jack Warner Earthquake Funds: $750K Stolen by Ex-FIFA Vice President

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By    |   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 12:04 PM

Jack Warner, the ex-FIFA vice president indicted on corruption charges, has now been accused of moving $750,000 in Haiti earthquake relief funds to his own personal accounts, according to a new report.

U.S. government documents indicate that American prosecutors have evidence showing the transaction from FIFA and the Korean Football Association to accounts that Warner controlled, according to the BBC News.

The ciphered money reportedly went toward Warner’s “personal use,” the report says.

According to the New York Daily News, the money was supposed to go toward construction in the weathered city following the 2010 earthquake.

This is just one transgression on a laundry list of crimes that Warner has been accused of being involved in, but as one of the most powerful leaders in the soccer world, he has denied wrongdoing and instead promised to expose secrets on FIFA and its president, Sepp Blatter, who resigned last Tuesday, according to the Daily News.

Warner was arrested last month in Trinidad, according to The Washington Post. He and 13 other administrators in FIFA have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and racketeering.

Warner has been accused of soliciting bribes for the past two decades. His indictment charges him with splitting a $10 million bribe that went through FIFA accounts in South Africa, where tournament organizers had been granted to host the 2010 World Cup.

American law enforcement received information to aid in the investigation from Warner’s second-in-command at CONCACAF, Chuck Blazer, after he pleaded guilty in 2013.

The FBI and IRS have mapped the transactions to send money to their accounts and hide millions of dollars in places like the Cayman Islands and Bahamas.

According to the BBC, Warner controlled 75 accounts.

One of Blazer’s associates told the Daily News that Blazer frequently returned from trips outside the country with envelopes full of cash.

Daryll and Daryan, sons of Warner, are cooperating with authorities in hopes of receiving a reduced sentence after pleading guilty to felonies in Brooklyn last year, the Daily News noted.

A 2012 arrest warrant details their movement from city to city as they opened bank accounts and deposited amounts of less than $10,000 in each to avoid bank transaction reporting requirements, according to the Daily News.

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Jack Warner, the ex-FIFA vice president indicted on corruption charges, has now been accused of moving $750,000 in Haiti earthquake relief funds to his own personal accounts, according to a new report.
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