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The Jack Warner video revealed
Daily Telegraph, October 12th, 2011 4:35PM

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Telegraph Sport has posted video on which Jack Warner, the former Concacaf president, is caught explaining to Caribbean Football Union members gifts of $40,000 many of them had accepted and telling them they needed to vote for Mohamed Bin Hammam, who had made the gifts, rather than Sepp Blatter for FIFA president.

"When Mohamed Bin Hammam asked to come to the Caribbean," Warner says, "he wanted to bring some silver plaques and wooden trophies and bunting and so on, and told me to bring [these] for 30 people would be too much luggage. I told him he did not need to bring anything but if he wanted to bring anything to bring something equivalent to the value of the gift that he brought. I said to him if you bring cash, I don’t want you to give cash to anybody, but when you do you can give it to the CFU and the CFU will give it to its members. Because I don’t want [it] to even remotely appear that anyone has any obligation to vote for you because of what gifts you have given them, and he fully accepted that.”

After several CFU members complained to Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer about the cash gifts, Blazer went to FIFA and informed it of the meeting. Warner quit soccer on June 20, while Bin Hammam withdraw his presidential bid after the scandal broke and later was banned for life by Fifa. Sixteen CFU officials who attended the May 10-11 meetings in Trinidad & Tobago are facing FIFA ethics charges.

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