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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1260 on: September 26, 2015, 05:21:09 AM »
Wellington rejects extradition discharge argument.
By Jensen La Vende (Guardian).


Warner case set for Dec 2

Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington yesterday ruled in favour of the prosecution in the extradition case against Jack Warner and ordered that his matter begin in December.

In the process, Wellington set a December 2 date for hearing Warner’s extradition to the United States case, despite strenuous objections by Warner’s lead attorney Senior Counsel Fyard Hosein, who unsuccessfully argued that more time was needed in the complex case.

Warner lost the first round in what is likely to be a long battle on the same day Switzerland’s attorney general announced a probe had been started into current Fifa president Sepp Blatter. The case will look at some of the same accusations levelled against Warner in the matter being pursued by the US authorities.

Hosein had argued that the state’s legal team had been “dilly-dallying” on signing the Authority to Proceed and only did so after the deadline had expired. He said the State used as excuses the general election and the need for time to consider the documents even while having an abundance of lawyers on its side.

“We can’t have a situation where they are now saying this matter is an urgent one,” Hosein said, adding that the defence only last Thursday received documents in relation to the matter which list 29 charges for Warner to answer.

Senior Counsel Pamela Elder, the lead local attorney representing the requesting State, said the Authority to Proceed (ATP) was in place and the extradition proceedings should commence as soon as possible in accordance with Section 12:2 of the Extradition Act.

In setting the trial date yesterday, Wellington told Hosein, who on the last occasion had asked that his client be discharged since the State had failed to sign the ATP within the specified timeframe, “I do not think I can accede to the request.”

Warner is charged with 29 counts of several statutory offences, including money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act, corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act, and receiving money under the Larceny Act.

He is also charged with conspiracy to accept corrupt payments, conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to defraud.

The case

Warner, 72, of Cynthia Drive, Five Rivers, Arouca, faces 12 charges related to fraud, racketeering and illegal wire transfers.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in the US, T&T and other jurisdictions between 1990 and June 2011 when Warner quit Fifa. He is currently on $2.5 million bail.

The former political leader of the Independent Liberal Party was arrested on a provisional warrant in May after the US Department of Justice announced the results of their investigation into Warner and 12 of his former colleagues and current Fifa officials.

Warner and nine other defendants are still fighting extradition to the United States. The other three are currently in the US to answer the charges.

While Warner’s matter is before the courts, the Swiss attorney general yesterday made moves against Blatter, searching his offices on suspicion that he misappropriated funds and violated his duties while in charge of Fifa.

Blatter agreed to step down as Fifa head earlier this year, although he retained the presidency, amid a corruption scandal which swirled around the world governing body for football. Fresh presidential elections for Fifa will be held on February 26 next year.

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SWISS prosecutors say they are investigating Sepp Blatter, the head of football’s world governing body Fifa , on suspicion of criminal mismanagement.

The attorney general’s office said he was suspected of signing a contract that was “unfavourable to Fifa ” and making a “disloyal payment” to European football chief Michel Platini. Blatter was being questioned, and his office was searched, it added.

The 79-year-old, who has run Fifa since 1998, has always denied any wrongdoing. Fifa , which has been hit by a string of corruption allegations in recent years, said it was co-operating with the investigation.

“Swiss criminal proceedings against the president of Fifa Mr Joseph Blatter, have been opened...on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and alternatively misappropriation,” the Swiss attorney general’s office said in a statement. It said Mr Blatter was suspected of signing a contract with former Caribbean football chief and Fifa vice-president Jack Warner in 2005, that was “unfavourable to Fifa ” and in doing so, “violated his fiduciary duties and acted against the interest of Fifa.”

The contract they mention is thought to refer to a TV rights deal agreed between Fifa and Mr Warner’s organisation Concacaf which, according to an investigation by a Swiss broadcaster earlier this month, allegedly resulted in a multi-million pound profit for Mr Warner’s own company. Fifa owns the TV rights to the World Cup and sells them to regional federations which then sell them on to broadcasters.

Blatter’s lawyer, Richard Cullen, said he was confident the inquiry would clear the world football chief of any wrongdoing.

“We are confident that when the Swiss authorities have a chance to review the documents and the evidence, they will see that the contract was properly prepared and negotiated by the appropriate staff members of Fifa who were routinely responsible for such contracts, and certainly no mismanagement occurred,” he said.

According to the Swiss attorney general, Blatter is also suspected of making a “disloyal payment” of two million Swiss francs ($2m; £1.3m) in 2011 to Mr Michel Platini, the statement said. It said the payment was “at the expense of Fifa , which was allegedly made for work performed between January 1999 and June 2002”.

Blatter is due to step down in February and Platini is widely expected to replace him. Platini, for his part, issued a statement yesterday evening, saying the money he received from Blatter “relates to work which I carried out under a contract with Fifa ” and he had clarified matters with the authorities.

In May, Swiss authorities arrested seven Fifa officials in Zurich at the request of the US.

One, Fifa Vice-President Jeffrey Webb, has already been extradited.

The US then unveiled indictments against seven other people in their corruption case.

Nine of those accused were high-ranking current or former Fifa officials. They include Jack Warner who is currently fighting extradition from Trinidad.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1261 on: October 06, 2015, 12:49:50 PM »
Media Release - ILP’s response to Budget 2016

The National Budget Statement 2016 as presented by the Finance Minister this afternoon can only be assessed as a fair effort given that the new government had only one month since assuming office to conduct a detailed situation analysis and to attempt to fit its Manifesto promises into a very constrained economic environment.

At this point in time, the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) is very concerned by the revelations from the Minister that the previous People’s Partnership (PP) administration sent the cash balances of the Treasury down to negative $8.5 billion – a staggering drop of $15 billion, saddled the incoming government with billions of dollars in commitments and loans, abused the Central Bank Overdraft Limit, and manipulated figures to the point where it will take some time to determine the true levels of revenues and expenditure over the last five years.

This means that the current government may be budgeting to some extent in the dark, for who knows what other surprises will be found later, and in other ways with its hands tied – hence the $63 billion total. It also means that the public will have to wait to find out the true state of the national accounts while the prudence and judgment of the current administration is scrutinized by John Public.

Also of concern to the ILP is the state of the domestic economy and the outlook which, according to the Minister, is no different from the position stated by Moody’s Investor Service some months ago and which was denied by the PP.

In these circumstances, it would be disingenuous to expect too much from the new administration or to be too harsh with respect to any apparent shortcomings at this time. These, the ILP will reserve until the mid-year review exercise due in March next year, by which time the government would have been fully settled in and would have been able to conduct a proper survey of the country’s financial situation and the appropriate adjustments.

At this preliminary stage, the use of an oil price of USD$45 per barrel was expected given the recent trends, however the constraining of the budgetary deficit to $2.8 billion is commendable. The Minister outlined a series of tax increases such as the reduction in the fuel subsidy and the necessary return of property tax, that were cushioned by decreases in income tax and VAT, increase in pensions along with incentives for certain sectors such as those announced for agriculture. Given the dynamics of the current situation, it would be interesting to see how this would play out towards the overall goal of balancing the situation by 2018 as the Minister hopes to do.

We note however that in terms of the details of projects announced by the Minister, no costs and timeframes were given for the delivery of major initiatives such as the various infrastructure projects and the proposals for development of industrial areas. This is perhaps because the Minister simply quoted liberally from the People’s National Movement’s (PNM) General Election 2015 Manifesto.

In this aspect the Budget Statement, in some areas, lacks sufficient detail to be helpful to the general public in assessing how well the government would be able to balance its spending against the projected revenues. As usual, the real details would only be seen upon close examination of the Draft Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue – in particular the recurrent expenditure totals, and hopefully when the other members of the government make their respective contributions in the ensuing debate.

Given the disturbing information revealed by the Minister of Finance with regard to the mismanagement of the economy and hiding of related information by the previous PP administration, and the bleak economic situation – both presently and forecasted – the ILP believes the Rowley Administration should prioritize the exercise to determine the true liabilities and financial commitments on the national purse. Citizens should be vigilant and prepare for a rough time ahead in the event that the situation turns out to be worse than the Minister’s preliminary assessment or in case all does not go exactly according to his plan.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jack Warner
Political Leader
Independent Liberal Party
October 5, 2015


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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1262 on: October 06, 2015, 06:31:53 PM »
I thought Jack retired from leadership of the party.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1263 on: October 06, 2015, 09:39:42 PM »
I thought Jack retired from leadership of the party.

Not only you. Nevertheless, it is an astute contribution by the wily one.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1264 on: October 07, 2015, 01:13:31 PM »
I don't think we will see Jack's actual political retirement until Kamla loses the UNC internal elections - I'm sure that's his next goal.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1265 on: October 07, 2015, 10:32:00 PM »
I don't think we will see Jack's actual political retirement until Kamla loses the UNC internal elections - I'm sure that's his next goal.
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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1266 on: October 08, 2015, 04:34:35 PM »


JACK WARNER RELEASES SERIES OF EMAILS BETWEEN HIMSELF AND SKY SPORTS NEWS; SHOWS EMPATHY TOWARDS SEPP BLATTER

Below is an email chain involving Jack Warner and Sky Sports News:

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The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today are Christians who acknowledge Jesus ;with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1269 on: October 27, 2015, 03:55:29 PM »

"Former FIFA Vice President and UNC Chairman, Jack Warner, says he has "no desire to rejoin the UNC in any capacity..." In a release issued VIA his Facbook Page this afternoon Warner said "I have no desire to inflict the likes of Kamla Persad-Bissessar and the rest of the Cabal upon the people of T&T...” Warner was responding to call from the Member of Parliament for San Juan/Barataria Dr Fuad Khan, who said Warner, former AG Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, UNC Founder Basdeo Panday" -CNC3

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1270 on: November 18, 2015, 06:04:23 AM »

Jack Warner gets MBA
Sunday, November 15 2015

INDEPENDENT Liberal Party (ILP) former leader, Jack Warner, 72, was awarded a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree issued by Anglia Ruskin University at the School of Accounting and Management (SAM) graduation ceremony at the Hilton Trinidad, Port-of-Spain on November 8.


Fascinatingly, he was among an unusually high number of fellow-graduates who were also present and/or former members of the former People’s Partnership government.

Those also receiving MBAs including United National Congress (UNC) acting chairman, Khadijah Ameen; former tourism minister, Chandresh Sharma; former Congress of the People councillor, Kevan Gibbs; and former Strategic Services Agency head, Reshmi Ramnarine



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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1271 on: November 19, 2015, 10:49:56 AM »

Jack Warner gets MBA
Sunday, November 15 2015

INDEPENDENT Liberal Party (ILP) former leader, Jack Warner, 72, was awarded a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree issued by Anglia Ruskin University at the School of Accounting and Management (SAM) graduation ceremony at the Hilton Trinidad, Port-of-Spain on November 8.


Fascinatingly, he was among an unusually high number of fellow-graduates who were also present and/or former members of the former People’s Partnership government.

Those also receiving MBAs including United National Congress (UNC) acting chairman, Khadijah Ameen; former tourism minister, Chandresh Sharma; former Congress of the People councillor, Kevan Gibbs; and former Strategic Services Agency head, Reshmi Ramnarine





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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1272 on: December 16, 2015, 02:48:26 AM »
Jack, please pay me
By JADA LOUTOO (Newsday)


A 60-year-old unemployed mother of a partially blind, mute and deaf artist is appealing to corruption accused, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner to honour a High Court judgement and pay her the almost $.5 million owed to her by one of his companies.

Gwenie Gomez-James, of Silverbeak Lane, Maloney, has for the last three years been appealing to Warner to pay the debt, which now amounts to $474,299, before interest is calculated.

Gomez-James was a former employee of JAMAD Maintenance Services; the directors of which are listed as Warner, his wife Maureen and their two sons Daryan and Darrell. The company was one of eight entities, Warner listed as being involved in the management in a recent affidavit in support of a judicial review application challenging his extradition to the United States.

On May 2, 2007, Gomez-James suffered an accident on the job which caused her significant injury to her eye. Since then she has been unable to work and commenced legal proceedings against JMSL in 2010. On May 11, 2011, the High Court granted judgment in Gomez- James’ favour and one year later, damages were assessed by Master Martha Alexander in the sum of $180,000 at a rate of eight percent interest from November 30, 2010, to May 15, 2012; special damages in the sum of $101,990 with interest at eight percent for same period and loss of earnings of $129,000 as well as costs assessed in the sum of $63,239.

Since then, Gomez-James has been trying to get Warner or his company to pay the court ordered compensation. She recently retained a new lawyer to represent her interests and attorney Kevin Ramcharan, in a letter to Warner, dated July 22, said his client has made ‘multiple requests and attempts to have JMSL satisfy judgment debt and to pay what is owed to her.’ ‘JMSL has wholly failed and or refused to pay this judgment sum,’ the letter noted. Gomez-James also said she was told that JMSL stopped making NIS contributions for her or even signed the requisite forms for her benefits. She is now facing possible eviction from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) as she owes thousands of dollars in arrears.

‘Directly consequent on the accident and the failure of JMSL to pay her the judgment debt due and owing to her, she has no financial capability to pay her rent to the HDC for the premisses which she lives in. She is currently several thousand dollars in arrears and faces the threat of eviction from those premises,’ the letter to Warner noted.

‘At her age and with her injury, it is not possible for her to get another job. For her survival she relies on the good grace of relatives and friends,’ Warner was also informed.

In addition to her financial plight, Gomez-James also cares for her son Selris, who is receiving treatment in the US. ‘My client is prepared even to agree that this judgment sum be paid directly to the Selris James Fund by JMSL or youself, in good faith and on humanitarian grounds,’ the lawyer’s letter to Warner said.

Gomez-James would also like Warner to pay her NIB entitlements.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1273 on: January 23, 2016, 05:24:55 AM »
Warner extradition proceedings stayed
By JADA LOUTOO (Newsday)


A HIGH Court judge has stayed extradition proceedings against former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, but the former minister’s attorneys say they will not be rushed as they seek to challenge the legality of the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act, and the Treaty signed between this country and the United States.

Warner is wanted in the US to answer eight counts of racketeering and fraud as they relate to his tenure while at the helm of the world’s football governing body.

At a sitting in the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain yesterday, Justice James Aboud gave Warner permission to challenge the authority to proceed signed last September by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, which gave the Chief Magistrate the go ahead to begin committal proceedings.

Aboud noted while the leave stage was not a full scale dress rehearsal of the claim, the bar must not be raised too high.

He granted Warner permission to challenge the legality of the authority to proceed, as well as, what he referred to as the “sincerity” of the offer by AG Al-Rawi to the former FIFA vice president and the response of the former minister.

The judge said while the first ground of complaint was arguable with a realistic prospect of success, the latter barely crossed the bar.

He however said the complaint of apparent bias by the AG as he allegedly received advice from attorneys representing the requesting state (United States) failed to get off the ground as he found no evidence to impugn the impartiality of Al-Rawi.

Warner is to file his lawsuit by February 5 and the matter has been adjourned to February 26, when dates will be set for a hearing of the substantial case.

It was after the judge advised that he intended to run on a tight schedule and will be prioritising the extradition hearing as any delay will only serve to retard the momentum of the case, that temperatures began to rise in the courtroom.

Warner’s lead counsel Fyard Hosein SC, warned against rushing the case to pander to the United States.

He also took issue with comments by lead counsel for the State, Douglas Mendes SC, that there were other persons being extradited around the world in connection with the FIFA investigations in the US, and “we won’t want to find ourselves in a position where we are lagging behind.” Hosein said, “I don’t see why this case is being treated as a priority because some foreign government they have an issue with a citizen of this country.” But Mendes made it clear the State was not seeking to compromise the rights of claimants, but he noted the case was an academic one and reminded that extraditions involved an agreement between states and persons should be mindful to continue the comity between states even as the process is being challenged.

Following the exchange between both lead counsel, Aboud made it clear that he treated with all extradition hearings with expediency.

“I believe it is in the interests of the police whose return is being required,” he assured. Aboud said a person who did not want his extradition case to proceed expediently must have a good reason for not wanting his case to be treated in this way.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1274 on: January 26, 2016, 12:00:11 PM »

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1275 on: February 28, 2016, 06:37:56 AM »
Warner judicial review lawsuit takes new twist.
By Derek Achong (Guardian).


US applies to be made interested party

Former government minister Jack Warner’s extradition proceedings took another turn yesterday when the United States government attempted to intervene in his judicial review lawsuit challenging Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi’s decision to sign off on its request to have him extradited to face charges in the ongoing Fifa bribery scandal.

During a status hearing in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday morning, attorney Vanessa Gopaul, who is representing the US, appeared in court and indicated her client intended to apply to be joined as an interested party.

Her statement was immediately opposed by Warner’s lawyer Fyard Hosein, SC, who questioned the reason for the country’s attempt to enter the case.

“It (the US) is partisan in its approach. They want to get Warner there in the shortest possible time,” Hosein said.

Stating that Hosein will be able to make extensive submissions on the issue at a later date, Justice James Aboud then instructed Gopaul to file her client’s application by March 18. Hosein also has until that date to file an application to adduce expert testimony in the case.

Warner, in his claim, is questioning the procedure adopted by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US’s request for his extradition made in May, last year, at the end of the US Department of Justice’s investigation into Fifa. He is facing fraud and money-laundering charges related to his two decades as a vice-president of world football’s governing body.

Earlier this year, Aboud granted Warner a stay of his ongoing extradition proceedings currently before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, which will expire after Aboud decides on the legality and constitutionality of his extradition.

Warner’s attorneys are alleging that this country’s extradition treaty with the US contradicts the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act. They are claiming that, in passing the act, Parliament afforded citizens certain protections which are ignored by the international treaty.

He is also complaining that Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi failed to give his attorneys a fair opportunity to make representations to him before he signed off on the Authority to Proceed, which was required to kick off the proceedings before Ayers-Caesar.

Shortly after taking over the case from his predecessor Garvin Nicholas in September, last year, Al-Rawi extended the option to Warner. However, his attorneys allegedly refused as they said it was made a day before Al-Rawi was required to approve the extradition.

Warner is also being represented by Nyree Alfonso, Rishi Dass and Anil Maraj, while the State is being represented by Douglas Mendes, SC, and Michael Quamina.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1276 on: June 18, 2016, 03:26:28 AM »
Judge rules in Jack’s favour.
By Derek Achong (Guardian).


Warner wins round one in extradition fight

In a small legal victory for former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, a local judge has refused the United States government permission to join the judicial review lawsuit brought by Warner challenging Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi’s decision to sign off on an extradition request from the Justice Department.

Barack Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch is seeking to have him extradited to face charges in the ongoing Fifa bribery scandal.

Delivering an oral decision in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday afternoon, Justice James Aboud dismissed the US’s application to join the judicial review lawsuit.

While Aboud ruled that the US had an interest in the outcome of the case before him, he said that its interest would be adequately dealt with by the Office of the Attorney General.

“Its position as an affected party is not compromised by its exclusion because its interest and the AG’s appear to be identical,” Aboud said.

He also ruled that the US would not “bring anything to the table” in the case as it admitted that it only wished to make legal submissions in the case.

“The applicant will not be bringing to court any different perspective or new evidence as to make its contribution useful,” Aboud said.

As part of his ruling Aboud ordered the US to pay Warner’s legal costs for defending its failed application.

Speaking briefly with reporters after leaving the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, Warner said he was happy with the decision, which he described as a “victory for the sovereignty of T&T”.

“Ironically the US has to pay me. It’s long overdue,” Warner said.

Questions over procedure adopted AG’s office

Warner, in his claim, is questioning the procedure adopted by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US’s request for his extradition made in May, last year, at the end of the US Department of Justice’s investigation into Fifa. He is facing fraud and money-laundering charges related to his two decades as a senior official of world football’s governing body.

Earlier this year, Aboud granted Warner a stay of his ongoing extradition proceedings currently before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, which will expire after Aboud decides on the legality and constitutionality of his extradition.

Warner’s attorneys are alleging that this country’s extradition treaty with the US contradicts the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act. They are claiming that, in passing the act, Parliament afforded citizens certain protections which are ignored by the international treaty.

He is also complaining that Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi failed to give his attorneys a fair opportunity to make representations to him before he signed off on the Authority to Proceed, which was required to kick off the proceedings before Ayers-Caesar.

Shortly after taking over the case from his predecessor Garvin Nicholas in September, last year, Al-Rawi extended the option to Warner. However, his attorneys allegedly refused as they said it was made a day before Al-Rawi was required to approve the extradition.

Warner is also being represented by Fyard Hosein, SC, Nyree Alfonso, Rishi Dass and Anil Maraj, while the State is being represented by Douglas Mendes, SC, and Michael Quamina. Vanessa Gopaul and Theresa Hadad represented the US.

The US Justice Department is making a legal bid to have a say on a preliminary aspect of its case, in which it seeks to extradite Warner to face charges, in a US court, on alleged corruption in FIFA. That is the wider case. The preliminary matter is Warner’s challenging the standing of the T&T Attorney General to assent to the extradition request. The Justice Department said it has a vested interest in any issue related Warner's extradition. The judge saw no need for the US authorities to get involved at this point. It does not necessarily signify that Warner will win his fight against extradition. If Warner loses this challenge, the extradition proceedings will restart.

The US now has two weeks to decide if it wants to appeal Aboud's decision. Warner's lawsuit continues on July 13 when attorneys will present submissions on a procedural application for Warner to call several foreign witnesses to testify in the case. A date yet to be set for the trial.

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« Reply #1277 on: June 23, 2016, 11:31:47 PM »
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Justice Aboud also ordered the US to pay Warner’s legal costs in defending the application.

Warner called the ruling a victory for the sovereignty of the twin-island republic.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1278 on: July 05, 2016, 03:47:03 AM »

US govt appeals judge’s ruling *
Attorneys blocked in Warner judicial review lawsuit


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160704/news/us-govt-appeals-judge8217s-ruling

THE United States government has appealed the decision of a High Court judge who refused to allow the USA to be heard in a judicial review lawsuit brought by former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, challenging his extradition to that country.
The appeal was filed by attorneys representing the US government and was listed to be heard at the Court of Appeal in Port of Spain yesterday, but the hearing was subsequently adjourned to July 18.

The decision being challenged is that of Justice James Aboud, who ruled on June 17 that the judicial review lawsuit dealt with issues that were strictly domestic and did not warrant the participation of the USA.


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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1279 on: July 05, 2016, 06:45:40 AM »
Pyrrhic victory, Jack?

Tooth and nail.

Uncle Sam has money to spend and resources to leverage. Every inch will cost de adviser.

Perhaps the appeal was inevitable, but it surely was more likely than not to occur.
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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1280 on: March 14, 2019, 04:27:33 AM »
Jack agrees to pay Anand.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


FORMER Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader Jack Warner has agreed to pay a portion of the sum he was ordered to pay to compensate former attorney general Anand Ramlogan in 2015.

Warner also agreed to withdraw his appeal of Justice Robin Mohammed’s ruling.

Hearing of the appeal came up before Justices Allan Mendonca, Alice Yorke-Soo Hon, and Prakash Moosai yesterday and attorneys for both men said they had entered into a consent order.

As part of the compromise, Ramlogan agreed to waive part of the judgment sum, which had amounted to close to $900,000. This brought an end to the lawsuit.

In his ruling, Mohammed held that Warner had defamed his former cabinet colleague in a speech in October 2013.

Speaking on an ILP platform in the run-up to the local government elections, Warner claimed Ramlogan owned 51 properties bought by corrupt means during his tenure as AG.

Warner was ordered to pay $600,000 in general and aggravated damages and $200,000 in exemplary damages. The costs of the defamation claim were quantified at $94,000.

Warner was represented by Asha Watkins-Monteserin. Ganesh Saroop appeared for Ramlogan.

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