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Former FIFA vice-president took bribes and diverted funds

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Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner paid with money from the FIFA about 1.6 million cost of credit cards and personal loans

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner was again mentioned in the center of the corruption scandal, according to research by the BBC diverted part of the $ 10 million that South Africa sent to the Caribbean through the governing body of world football. About 1.6 million were used to pay expenses for credit cards and personal loans. "The documents also show that $ 360,000 of the money FIFA were removed by people linked to Mr. Warner," the former president of the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean), said the BBC.

The JTA supermarket chain established in Trinidad and Tobago, where he hails Warner, received $ 4.8 million, US researchers said that most of that money was returned in local currency. "I am devastated because a large part of that money was meant football, youth development who practice", reacted Brent Sancho, the sports minister of Trinidad and Tobago after disclosure of the investigation. It was previously known that the secretary general of FIFA and Blatter's right hand, Jérôme Valcke, transferred $ 10 million to accounts administered by Jack Warner. These 10 million was paid on behalf of South Africa to finance a development program to support the African diaspora in the Caribbean.

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