Posted on February 25, 2012
Former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president Jack Warner said on Friday that he plans to sue the Trinidad Express newspaper, the Associated Press reported.
Warner claims the paper printed libelous stories and defamed him, regarding stories involving funds slated for Haiti reconstruction efforts.
Warner’s attorneys sent a letter to the newspaper, saying that Warner gave Haitian officials the full $750,000 pledged earlier by FIFA and the South Korean Football Federation for soccer rebuilding projects wake of the devatasting 2010 earthquake.
Haitian officials had The Sunday Times this month they received only $60,000. FIFA has frozen all funding to Trinidad and Tobago while the matter is investigated.
Warner’s attorneys claimed that that he has accounted for the funds, the Associated Press reported.
“The imputations that our client took and misappropriated monies due to Haiti is false, malicious and misleading and calculated to damage our client’s reputation,” the letter said.
Categories: Caribbean, CONCACAF, Trinidad and Tobago
Tags: CONCACAF, FIFA, Jack Warner, Trinidad Express