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.

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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