Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been ordered to pay a US$79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Warner on Tuesday, in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The 2017 suit accused Warner of embezzling millions of dollars from the soccer association.
It said he arranged kickbacks in connection with broadcasting rights for regional tournaments.
Former government minister and Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner has testified on behalf of street vendors from Chaguanas, who are challenging a proposal to evict them from a temporary location which they have been occupying for almost eight years.
Warner took the witness stand before Justice Kevin Ramcharan, at the Hall of Justice, in Port-of-Spain as the vendors’ lawsuit against the Chaguanas Borough Corporation began yesterday.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has asked Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to secure important documents relating to A&V Drilling investigation which could be lost when Petrotrin shuts down.
Persad-Bissessar was speaking with reporters outside the San Fernando High Court shortly after she won her libel lawsuit against Sunshine Newspaper owned by her former Cabinet colleague Jack Warner on Wednesday.
Former government minister Jack Warner has 120 days to raise to $3.7 million or sell three of apartments at his Emerald Plaza Hotel at St Augustine to settle an outstanding judgment debt.
Warner agreed to those terms after Docs Engineering Works Ltd filed a judgment summons for the court to order Warner to sell Emerald Plaza and use the money to settle the debt.