FIFA seeks control of Warner-owned training center
Friday, May 25, 2012
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Soccer's governing body is joining legal action to regain ownership of a $22.5 million training center it paid for in Trinidad.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said at a news conference Friday this is "now a problem that we are going to tackle." The building was signed over to the family businesses of Jack Warner, a former FIFA vice president.
The regional body of North and Central America and the Caribbean said Wednesday it has begun legal steps against Warner, who resigned last year as the group's president during a bribery scandal. Warner also got an unauthorized mortgage on the property built on his native island with FIFA grants.
CONCACAF ordered a financial investigation after Warner and former general secretary Chuck Blazer left the New York City-based organization.