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« Reply #1890 on: November 27, 2012, 11:21:39 PM »
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« Reply #1891 on: November 27, 2012, 11:28:07 PM »
UNC ATTACKS KUBLALSINGH, CLAIMS HE'S A CONMAN
 


Environmental activist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh and the Highway Re-route Movement came under attack at the UNC Monday Night Forum at the Debe High School.


Dr. Kublalsingh has been on a hunger strike for the past 13 days to protest the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of the Solomon Hochoy Highway. He has called for an independent review of the project and has now indicated an interest in meeting the Prime Minister.

At the UNC Forum, National Security Minister Jack Warner once again cast aspersions on Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. He labeled him a conman as he noted that a technical review was done but Dr. Kublalsingh rejected it.

"Kublalsingh is trying to blackmail this country. He is trying to blackmail the Prime Minister and his family is coming to him every day for support and so on. I ask you to ask Kublalsingh where he is between 6pm and 6am. I will tell you where he is tonight. He is in a house in Maraval, he is in a house in Marabella and he is eating more hearty than you. Last week, in the backseat of his car, he was lying down eating a doubles and it is even worse, the doubles was not even from Debe. So don't feel sorry for him, he is a conman."

The National Security Minister said it is wrong, undemocratic, selfish and criminal for the environmental activist to protest by starving himself.

He noted that 300,000 persons will benefit from the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of the highway.

"Do the thousands of people who spend hours in traffic every day to get between San Fernando and Point Fortin not count? Why must their plight be ignored? Why are their needs and suffering not getting attention? Why should they continue to be deprived of opportunities for social advancement?"

Mr. Warner also criticised former politicians and prominent members of society who turned up to support Dr. Kublalsingh over the past week, saying they all have ulterior motives for supporting the strike.

"Every single one of them has an axe to grind against Kamla. Their presence, kissing Kublalsingh's hand and patting his forehead, has nothing to do with the highway. They see him as a stepping stone for their own political agendas and aspirations. Not one of them is fasting with him. And of all the blood-suckers and spotlight seekers fighting for a piece of the action, you have of course, Rowley. You have Rowley who is undergoing a make-over; learning how to dress, how to walk, how to talk and how to pretend to be personable for people to like him. Rowley is not a man! He is a mannequin; a fake! Everything about him is fake. And that goes for his so-called concern in this issue."

Meanwhile Housing Minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal reiterated Government's commitment to building the highway.

"I want to tell him that he must abandon the route he is on. I think he needs to re-route himself. He needs to re-route. Understand that we have accommodated you, we have our technical reports and so on and the Highway will be built from Point Fortin. We will build it."

Dr. Moonilal warned of violence and like Minister Warner, he said politicians, present and former, are using the hunger strike for their own gain. He also accused Dr. Kublalsingh of being a fraudster and of trying to embarrass the Government.

Dr. Moonilal claimed that Dr. Kublalsingh and his family had become radicals and they were being surrounded by vultures looking for photo opportunities.

He told the crowd to beware that if the hunger strike did not succeed the next step would be violence.

"Have you seen Rowley with his chops hanging out? He's coming, he's circling like a vulture, like a corbeaux looking at Kublalsingh. You saw Panday? Panday run up there, I don't know where he came from. Ramesh went twice, he thought that fella would have passed out before he went back. They are circling like vultures. And the PNM has always had violence as a political option and you have to watch that Kublalsingh is now in bed with the PNM and they may seek to perpetrate violence on this society to stop development of the highway."


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Re: The Jack Warner Thread.
« Reply #1892 on: November 28, 2012, 06:35:37 AM »
Yuh know....when on the other side of the floor.....the media was their best friend.

Now there are "elements to bring down the government..." when that was a big asset for them last elections.

Not to mention efforts underway (or already happened?) to buy over the Mirror...now the website doh even update..yuh doh hear nothing from them again since Uncle Jack was reportedly in discussions to purchase it. Newsday done in dey back pocket already....and Maxine Cuffie who used to write for the mirror writing for the Guardian.


So...who really own what aspects of the media?
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« Reply #1893 on: November 28, 2012, 06:55:13 AM »
Ent! It was okay to go after manning, but now the shoe on the other foot they crying.
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Re: The Jack Warner Thread.
« Reply #1894 on: December 05, 2012, 03:50:27 AM »
Integrity committee reports progress.
T&T Guardian Reports.


NEW YORK—A recently established Concacaf Integrity Committee, setup to probe the financial dealings of the previous Jack Warner administration, is reporting that its work is progressing well.
 
Integrity Committee chairman Sir David Simmons has reported that he is satisfied with the pace of the probe into the financial transactions of the Warner era.
 
Warner was Concacaf president from 1991 to 2011 when he quit after being indicted by Fifa for allegedly facilitating the bribery of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials. “The work of the Integrity Committee has been proceeding very smoothly and satisfactorily,” said Simmons in a statement on Monday. “It must be appreciated that our terms of reference cover a broad spectrum of activities,”
 
The three-member Integrity Committee met in September and October and will meet again twice this month as it continues its investigation. The lawyers assigned to assist the Committee, Sidley Austin LLP, are reportedly carrying out a thorough financial probe in an effort to uncover hard evidence of all financial transactions.
 
Simmons said that the lawyers are also interviewing potential witnesses to give oral evidence to the Committee. “That task involves the perusal of a vast amount of documentation, identifying its relevance to particular terms of reference, and marshaling and collating it before it can be placed before us. It is painstaking, detailed work,” said Simmons.
 
“All of this preparatory work is vitally important to the faithful discharge of our responsibilities and, so far, we are very satisfied”.
 
Concacaf announced the formation of the Integrity Committee following a meeting of its Executive Committee on September 13 in Mexico City. The Integrity Committee was given oversight of all investigations pertaining to the previous administration and according to a Concacaf statement “in order to rectify and ensure clarity” on pending issues within the newly reformed Confederation.
 
Items under investigations include the ownership of the Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence in T&T.
 
Warner had claimed the Centre of Excellence was meant to be a gift for Caribbean football from ex-Fifa president Joao Havelange and was funded by the confederation. However Webb revealed that the attorneys are also reviewing the matter to determine if the confederation has any legal right to the Centre of Excellence and whether there were any loans or guarantees taken out on Concacaf property. (CMC)

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Re: The Jack Warner Thread.
« Reply #1895 on: December 06, 2012, 07:06:56 AM »


Warner: e-passports by 2017 (with VIDEO)



There’ll be no more lines says minister


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Thursday, December 6, 2012



Geisha Kowlessar
 





Chief Immigration Officer Keith Sampson, left, greets representative of International Civil Aviation Organisation Mauricio Siciliano during yesterday’s launch of a three-day sub-regional workshop. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR








With just the swipe of a card, T&T citizens can be allowed to enter a foreign country. This will happen when the Government moves to introduce the e-passport, or digital passport, by 2017. Making the statement yesterday was National Security Minister Jack Warner at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Port-of-Spain.
 
 
 
He was speaking at the launch of a three-day sub-regional workshop on capacity-building in travel-document security and identity management, which brought together various Caribbean countries. He said since T&T introduced the integrated border-management system in 2007, there has been no reported cases of tampering with the machine-readable passport.
 
 
 
“The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has issued a mandate to all countries to fully operationalise e-passport use by 2017. “I am advised T&T should get an initial pilot roll-out by 2015. This pilot roll-out can be done, just as some other countries have, with diplomats and government officials first,” Warner said.
 
 
 
While using e-passports could increase the efficiency both for the Government and citizens, there were other factors which the Government must consider, he pointed out. The e-passport, he added, would eliminate the process of individuals having to join a line to appear before an immigration officer.
 
 
 
“The individual simply swipes his e-passport and looks into  the kiosk, which reads the bio-data in the e-passport chip and confirms the identity of the person, using facial-recognition technology,” Warner said. However, he said, it also would mean there would be no need for so many immigration officers.
 
 
 
They would therefore have to be deployed elsewhere to perform other tasks related to border security, Warner said. Cost was another factor which the Government had to take into account. “There are challenges to the e-passport roll-out. There is a lengthy certification process and we will have to look at the spatial requirements as well as  human resource issues, such as retraining, re-tooling and skill enhancement.
 
 
 
 
 
Passport changes for better border control
 


“We also have to consider that the base book for an e-passport costs five times as much as a base book for a machine-readable passport. Therefore the cost of an e-passport would be higher,” Warner said.
 
 
 
 
 
What is e-passport
 
A biometric passport, also known as an e-passport or a digital passport, is a combined paper and electronic passport that contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of travellers. It uses contactless smart card technology, including a microprocessor chip (computer chip) and antenna (for both power to the chip and communication) embedded in the front or back cover, or centre page, of the passport.
 
 
 
The passport's critical information is both printed on the data page of the passport and stored in the chip. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is used to authenticate the data stored electronically in the passport chip, making it expensive and difficult to forge when all security mechanisms are fully and correctly implemented.
 
 


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« Reply #1896 on: December 06, 2012, 07:39:34 AM »
They will be out of government by then
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Re: The Jack Warner Thread.
« Reply #1897 on: December 10, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
 UNC had a meeting in Fyzabad Hindu school tonite, jack was introducing one of  the representitive from Fyzabad he said we have two Brahamans from Fyzabad and here is your representitive he called the name .

I could be wrong but is this how  a politician suppoze to describe a member of parliment in trinbago as a brahaman ,i thought the cast system do not exist in trinbago .     
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« Reply #1898 on: December 10, 2012, 10:20:21 PM »
UNC had a meeting in Fyzabad Hindu school tonite, jack was introducing one of  the representitive from Fyzabad he said we have two Brahamans from Fyzabad and here is your representitive he called the name .

I could be wrong but is this how  a politician suppoze to describe a member of parliment in trinbago as a brahaman ,i thought the cast system do not exist in trinbago .     

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« Reply #1899 on: December 10, 2012, 11:12:16 PM »
UNC had a meeting in Fyzabad Hindu school tonite, jack was introducing one of  the representitive from Fyzabad he said we have two Brahamans from Fyzabad and here is your representitive he called the name .

I could be wrong but is this how  a politician suppoze to describe a member of parliment in trinbago as a brahaman ,i thought the cast system do not exist in trinbago .     

Erm, what is a Brahaman? I'm guessing it's not someone from the Brahamas?  ??? :rotfl:

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Re: The Jack Warner Thread.
« Reply #1902 on: December 11, 2012, 07:38:13 PM »
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« Reply #1903 on: December 11, 2012, 07:39:22 PM »
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That was unfortunate and I am traumatized.

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« Reply #1904 on: December 11, 2012, 07:58:35 PM »
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« Reply #1905 on: December 12, 2012, 03:00:26 AM »
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Think he must have sisters in the UK, I've woke up to similar looking (if not worse) next to me in my younger more alcoholic driven days or rather nights, oh the memories and shame of youth.    ;)

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« Reply #1906 on: December 12, 2012, 05:25:28 AM »
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Think he must have sisters in the UK, I've woke up to similar looking (if not worse) next to me in my younger more alcoholic driven days or rather nights, oh the memories and shame of youth.    ;)

Was thinking the same.......a definate 8 pinter  :rotfl:

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« Reply #1907 on: December 12, 2012, 07:21:03 AM »
Like they really desperate and gone real hard core to their hindu base now
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« Reply #1908 on: December 12, 2012, 11:03:48 AM »
Like they really desperate and gone real hard core to their hindu base now

Sorry Sammy, I can't take your comments serious......coz that clip keeps me laughing!


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« Reply #1910 on: March 21, 2013, 12:06:14 PM »
I refuse to read anything by that trash yellow journalist hack, Bill Archer.

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watch the international press for something on jack warner ...coming soon!

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« Reply #1912 on: March 21, 2013, 06:28:17 PM »
watch the international press for something on jack warner ...coming soon!

Stop teasing nah. Men mouth watering for this man to fall.
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« Reply #1913 on: March 21, 2013, 09:43:20 PM »
watch the international press for something on jack warner ...coming soon!

Stop teasing nah. Men mouth watering for this man to fall.

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Jack: I am still respected in football
« Reply #1914 on: April 12, 2013, 06:25:50 PM »
Jack: I am still respected in football
By Anna Ramdass (T&T Express)


National Security Minister Jack Warner's power in the world of football seems to be still alive.

The former FIFA vice president and former CONCACAF president yesterday admitted that his opinion was sought as to whether a newspaper journalist from this country should receive accreditation to attend a CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association of Football) congress in Panama next week.

Two years ago, amidst allegations of bribery, Warner resigned from the top posts.

At the post-Cabinet news conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair yesterday, Warner said the 20 years he served as CONCACAF president has earned him the respect as his advice was still sought.

"I got a call this morning, where a newspaper here has asked for accreditation to a CONCACAF congress in Panama. They called to ask me if .. I think that is acceptable, I say give it to them," said Warner.

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« Reply #1915 on: April 14, 2013, 04:02:12 AM »
How Warner built his empire: a tangled web of TTFF cash transfers, gifts and undeclared sponsorships
By Camini Marajh Head Investigative Desk (T&T Express).


$100m & MORE MISSING

It was a tale of treachery that caused a football tsunami the likes of which a vexed Austin Jack Warner had threatened to unleash on the House of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) after his Zurich face-off with former close ally and FIFA president, Sepp Blatter.

Instead, it swept him away into a sea of much deeper corruption allegations and global law enforcement scrutiny.

Decades-old payments he had made from a CFU (Caribbean Football Union) bank account to an offshore company of another longstanding FIFA friend and confidant turned whistle-blower, Chuck Blazer, had caught the attention of United States authorities probing corruption in international football.

On March 27, Reuters reported that Warner’s son and business partner, Daryan, had turned “cooperating witness” to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and US tax authorities, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in connection with a US$500,000 payout made over 20 years.

 Minister Warner has refused to address directly whether he is a person of interest or comment on his son’s role as a “cooperating witness” in an FBI football corruption investigation.

Meanwhile, in Panama City, another Pandora’s Box revealing more of Warner’s dark football secrets is set to open at CONCACAF’s Congress later this week. This one, too, is said to contain all the makings of a football tsunami of corruption claims and is expected to attract even more law enforcement interest.

The IRS is already digging deep into this particular box of muddled finances which leads right back to the Warner-Blazer duet, according to persons familiar with the situation.

At home, Sunday Express investigations into Warner’s activities reveal that the once powerful football figure--who had a box seat on the world and access to heads of state, private jets and corporate CEOs—used his network of football and political connections to build a family business empire and personal fortune of about $200 million which from all accounts is a conservative estimate.

Some of this money came from cash transfers from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) to bank accounts held in the names of private Warner companies; so-called cash “gifts” in the tens of millions of dollars; rich World Cup TV broadcast deals run through a Cayman-registered company; World Cup tickets racket and vast flows of income from several sources, including the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence at Macoya, property rentals and miscellaneous fees from football bodies.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Chaguanas West, who emerged as the top-ranked cabinet minister in two surveys and served at times as this country’s acting prime minister, has featured in repeated allegations of corruption over the years and up until the events of May 2011 remained an untouchable, protected in the main by his scandal-scarred football boss, Blatter, even from complaints emanating from within the FIFA oligarchy, according to FIFA board minutes seen by this reporter.

The one-time star Government Minister, badly damaged by the Mohamed bin Hammam cash-for-vote affair which was played out on his front lawn at a Port of Spain hotel, has vehemently denied all allegations of wrongdoing but has inexplicably refused to have his day in court—either at the FIFA Ethics Committee hearing or the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)—opting instead to quit the bright lights of world football and to stay on the offensive, threatening a tsunami on Blatter’s House of FIFA and indulging in personal attacks against his detractors.

Even now, in the face of serious questions about financial irregularities in all of the football bodies he presided over—CONCACAF, CFU, TTFF and LOC (Local Organising Committee) Germany 2006 Ltd—Warner, the Minister of National Security in the People's Partnership Government, has refused to address specific questions put to him by this newspaper and has complained instead of being the “most vilified” public official in the land.

Sunday Express investigations show that the former special adviser to TTFF transferred out tens of millions of dollars from the national football association’s bank accounts to a local organising company, LOC Germany 2006 Ltd, which was set up by his personal accountant, Kenny Rampersad.

Warner was both a director and chairman of LOC Germany, the corporate vehicle set up to collect money for transfer to TTFF’s road to Germany 2006 World Cup campaign. He was also the man calling the shots, according to TTFF’s top officials, Oliver Camps and Richard Groden.

The two Warner front men were also directors in the February 2004-incorporated entity along with Warner’s other son, Daryll, and his secretary of long standing, Patricia Modeste.

On February 21, 2004, 15 days after LOC Germany opened shop, TTFF special adviser Warner, dispatched a single page of correspondence to LOC Germany. In it, he gave himself via the newly-registered company the power and authority to negotiate all sponsorships, endorsements, match arrangements and other money-spinning opportunities associated with the Soca Warriors qualification for the 2006 World Cup.

Bank statements, payment vouchers and other financial records obtained by the Sunday Express show a reversal of roles between the national football association and its duly-appointed “negotiating agent”, LOC Germany, with the agent company stripping TTFF’s accounts of surplus cash instead of paying out World Cup sponsorship money it had collected to designated accounts.

Documents also reveal that, at times, LOC Germany withdrew funds before it even hit the account.

Financial records show at least TT$100 million of public and private sector funds have gone missing. Tens of millions of dollars in World Cup funds were being tapped from TTFF’s bank accounts by the Warner-run LOC Germany entity and by private corporations owned by him, specifically Jamad Ltd, JAW Ltd and Sportel Ltd.

Four sets of financial statements produced in just as many years by Warner’s accountant-in-chief Rampersad show significant omissions from the balance sheet. Public grants and other sponsorship money that should have gone into TTFF’s bank accounts, according to official government records, have simply disappeared.

By the state’s own calculations, a minimum of $205.6 million in public and private sector funds were paid to the national football association in support of the 2006 World Cup campaign.

The various Rampersad financial statements, however, paint a far more modest picture. They reflect many discrepancies, conflicting numbers and more than $100 million missing in World Cup income.

Michael Townley, the British lawyer pursuing the Soca Warriors’ claim that Warner and the national football association drastically understated the Warriors

2006 World Cup income, described the financial information provided by TTFF and its accountant as “works of fiction”.

In pleadings made to a case management conference (CMC) before Justice Devindra Rampersad, Townley told of a tangled tale of opaque and misleading financial records, of the deliberate and continued attempt to conceal tens of millions of dollars to deny the players what is contractually owed to them and of Warner’s effective control of LOC Germany.

Townley told the court about the hardship of extracting credible information from the TTFF and its “rogue" agent Jack Warner—even in the face of legal orders. Townley spoke of the rigged game the football association has played with the court and its disregard for the process of law.

Sponsorship information provided to Townley by the previous administration reveal that $205.6 million in State and private sector contributions were made to the TTFF in support of the Soca Warriors historic 2006 World Cup qualification.

The schedule of payments show that the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs provided just over $60.3 million, government state agencies $21.8 million and private sector corporations, including Atlantic LNG, Adidas, BHP Billiton and British Gas, $88.1 million.

The government disclosure also cited a CHF 7 million (Swiss francs) or TT$35.2 million figure in relation to the qualification grant from FIFA.

But the first Rampersad account, dated October 5, 2006 and addressed to Warner in his capacity as president of CONCACAF (the body which represents football federations from North and Central America and the Caribbean), made no mention of the CHF 7 million FIFA grant or Atlantic LNG’s $3 million contribution.

The October statement gives a total sponsorship income of a mere $13 million.

Warner’s main man of business produced another set of accounts in November 2007 for an arbitration dispute headed to a London courtroom after the players rejected the 2006 financials and a settlement offer of just over $5,000 per player. Rampersad’s financials were addressed to Om Lalla, a key Warner attorney.

The FIFA grant appears in the 2007 accounts but the figure is trimmed by $1 million or TT$5 million. It also records for the first time a $600,000 grant from government but cuts the sponsorship income to $6.5m million. No explanation is given for these material adjustments.

In 2010, a court order forced the production of a financial statement for LOC Germany but this too contains significant omissions by Rampersad, who declares a total grant and sponsorship income of $54.5 million. More accounting games are played with the production of yet another set of court-ordered financial statements for TTFF in June 2011.

This one too has all the hallmarks of Rampersad, whose stock response to questions relating to the missing millions, built-in conflicts of interest, inflated expenses and understated income was: “I am not at liberty to discuss the affairs of my clients, past or present.”

He asked the Sunday Express to submit its questions in writing but up to press time there was no response.

The roster of sponsors named in the 2011 accounts show a $1.6 million grant from government and, for the first time in any of the Rampersad-produced accounts, a $250,000 contribution from British Gas.

Atlantic LNG did not make the roster of sponsors and the National Gas Company and BHP Billiton, which had fallen off the previous 2006 TTFF statement, made a return.

The contribution of State telecom giant TSTT tripled from $4 million in 2006 to $12.6 million in 2011.

Adidas, previously listed in 2006 with a $1.8 million contribution, went up to a wholesome $5.8 million in the 2011 filing.

There were other curious statements contained in the financials. Rampersad’s accounts, in talking about the FIFA CHF 6 million or TT$27.7 million grant, referred to the FIFA money being “Due to TTFF” although FIFA itself had written Warner as “president “of TTFF in November 2006 asking for banking instructions.

The November 15 letter, written by FIFA’s director of Finance, Markus Kattner, noted: “We kindly ask for your confirmation that we can transfer the balance to the official account of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation immediately. Please note that we will transfer the balance in USD as per the daily rate of the day of the transaction.”

Bank statements obtained through a court-ordered levy on the premises of the now insolvent national football association does not reflect substantial sponsorship funds, including the FIFA World Cup-Germany prize money.

Camps and Groden say their knowledge extends only to the three bank accounts disclosed to the court.

Neither had much to say to the Sunday Express. Camps declined comment, saying his memory was not as good as it used to be and Groden said only: “I prefer not to speak without a lawyer.”

The two football officials, in affidavits given to the court, have maintained that they knew nothing about the affairs of LOC Germany (although they were both listed as directors), and had no knowledge of anything outside of the information already provided to the court.

TTFF’s top officials told the court that Warner not only had exclusive control of LOC Germany but had possession of all of the football association’s financial records and company files.

Both men told the court it should look to Warner for an account of company records and other financial information since he was the man in charge and ultimately responsible for the affairs of the football association and its agent company, LOC Germany.

They have refused to go after Warner on the ground that he is a substantial creditor of the TTFF, but have provided no explanation about the circumstances leading to this creditor status.

Bank records for three of the association’s accounts show substantial payments in the tens of millions to Warner, his private companies, other family-owned businesses and LOC Germany.

Warner has denied that he had a “professional client/accountant relationship” with Rampersad in a statement filed in the CMC hearing, but conceded that Rampersad was the accountant of several football bodies with which he had been associated, including TTFF, CFU and CONCACAF.

He omitted to say that the accounting briefs were either given directly or recommended by him. He also failed to disclose that Rampersad made a string of cameo appearances as a corporate officer in several of his private corporations.

The Warner affidavit said he was prepared to provide TTFF with the “information or documentation” relevant to helping the players determine the quantum of income earned during the 2006 World Cup effort so that they could determine what they are truthfully owed, but later told the court via his attorney that he had already provided all of the information in his possession and had nothing more to add.

Sources with knowledge of the pay dispute say the players and the TTFF are unlikely to return to court and are close to reaching a settlement on the claim.

It’s one less tsunami for Jack Warner to worry about but it has washed up a lot of driftwood on his home shore.

Tomorrow: Part II—the money trail.

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« Reply #1919 on: April 14, 2013, 05:22:51 AM »
Ah find this tid bit of info interesting.......I could understand why the players would want to settle but if part of the deal involves no further action e.g. they can't refer anything to the fraud squad then I would be a bit disappointed.....

Sources with knowledge of the pay dispute say the players and the TTFF are unlikely to return to court and are close to reaching a settlement on the claim.

It’s one less tsunami for Jack Warner to worry about but it has washed up a lot of driftwood on his home shore.

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