Warner plots his comeback

Warner plots his comeback

His credibility on football-related corruption may have taken a tsunami-like hit but an indefatigable Jack Warner is refusing to go away quietly and is pushing back as he gets ready to pull off his planned political comeback.
The scandal-scarred former legislator and ex-world football administrator, in a move aimed at repairing the damage wrought to his political career by a hard-hitting Concacaf-commissioned probe, on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the three-member Integrity Committee (IC) which made corrupt conduct findings against him, specifically: fraud, misappropriation of FIFA’s money (sport’s ruling body) and breach of fiduciary duty to Concacaf.
At a media briefing on Tuesday, the day before he filed nomination papers to contest his UNC (United National Congress) Chaguanas West seat again, Warner denounced the Sir David Simmons led-IC investigation as a “Kangaroo Court” bankrolled by his football enemies in Concacaf and FIFA as part of a wider “Get Jack Warner” campaign.
Warner, who was accused of systemic corruption and self dealing during his 20-year reign of the ruling football body for North and Central America and the Caribbean (Concacaf), claimed the IC report was “flawed” and “clearly biased” against him. The report dealt a fatal blow to Warner’s ministerial career in the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led coalition Government and caused wide speculation about whether he gave up his high-ranking cabinet post voluntarily or under pressure from the Prime Minister.

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