Jack Warner, Former FIFA VP, Was Paid $1.2 Million By Qatari Firm in 2011

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Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner is making headlines again. The Daily Telegraph reports he, his sons and an employee were paid more than $2 million by a Qatari firm related to the 2022 World Cup bid in 2011. Of that figure, $1.2 million went to Warner personally through shell companies.

Given Warner’s track record, the only surprising thing would be if that was the whole of it. Below are his corroborated and reported wrongdoings.

* Warner resigned as FIFA vice president in 2011, after being accused of bribing Caribbean delegates with $40,000 cash to vote for Mohammed Bin Hammam, the Qatari head of the Asian Football Confederation, who was running against Sepp Blatter for FIFA president. In exchange for his resignation, FIFA’s dropped its investigation.

* Warner was paid more than $6 million to build a Trinidad and Tobago Center of Excellence to deliver votes to Sepp Blatter running…

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