FIFA’s Jack Warner allegedly diverted Haiti earthquake money

Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF leader at the heart of a corruption investigation that cost Sepp Blatter his job, is being accused of diverting funds aimed at Haiti earthquake relief into bank accounts he controlled.

Warner, according to U.S. investigators’ documents, allegedly took $750,000 in emergency funds donated by FIFA and the Korean Football Association. The money, which was given for victims of the quake five years ago, went into accounts Warner allegedly controlled for his “personal use.”

Warner, who is from Trinidad & Tobago, is one of 14 people indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on racketeering, bribery and money laundering charges. The Justice Department is investigating possible wire fraud in the disappearance of the money and is understood to be working through 75 accounts Warner controlled. Warner has denied any wrongdoing and faces extradition to the U.S.

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