Former FIFA Vice President Warner to sue Trinidad paper

Updated: 25 February 2012 14:03 IST

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner says he plans to sue a Trinidad newspaper that he accuses of libel and defamation regarding stories involving funds slated for Haiti reconstruction efforts.

Former FIFA Vice President Warner to sue Trinidad paper

Port of Spain, Trinidad:

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner says he plans to sue a Trinidad newspaper that he accuses of libel and defamation regarding stories involving funds slated for Haiti reconstruction efforts.

Warner's attorneys sent a letter on Friday to the Trinidad Express stating that Warner gave Haitian officials the full $750,000 pledged earlier by FIFA and South Korean soccer leader Chung Mong-joon for soccer rebuilding projects.

Haitian officials had told British newspaper The Sunday Times earlier this month that they received only $60,000. FIFA has frozen all funding to Trinidad and Tobago while the matter is investigated.

Warner's attorneys say that he has accounted for all funds involved.

Topics : Football Trinidad and Tobago
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