Former FIFA VP Warner criticized over Haiti aid
Thursday, February 16, 2012
GENEVA (AP) -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has been asked to explain what happened to aid that never arrived in Haiti after being donated following a 2010 earthquake.
Trinidad and Tobago's soccer federation said Warner, its former special adviser, controlled a bank account in its name that was set to receive $750,000 pledged by FIFA and South Korean soccer leader Chung Mong-joon toward soccer rebuilding projects.
Haitian officials told The Sunday Times in Britain that they have received only $60,000, and FIFA said it has frozen all funding to Trinidad and Tobago until it gets answers.
The TTFF acknowledged it had "surrendered its authority" to Warner, who headed soccer's North and Central American and Caribbean governing body for almost 30 years until he resigned last year to avoid a bribery probe.