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Jack Warner Resigns From Fifa And Will Not Face Bribery Charges

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Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has resigned from all positions in international football and will not face bribery allegations.

The 68-year-old Concacaf president was due to stand before Fifa’s ethics committee over allegations of offering $40,000 to members of the Caribbean Football Union along with Mohamed bin Hammam.

The pair were suspended over their attempts to buy votes to oust Fifa president Sepp Blatter in the elections earlier this month.

But as a result of Warner’s resignation he will be exonerated from all charges and will not be punished at all. He will now concentrate on his political work in the West Indies.

“As a consequence of Mr Warner’s resignation, all ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained,” said a Fifa statement.

“Jack Warner has informed Fifa about his resignation from his posts in international football.

“Fifa regrets the turn of events that have led to Mr Warner’s decision.

“His resignation has been accepted by world football’s governing body, and his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football in particular and the Concacaf confederation are appreciated and acknowledged.

“Mr Warner is leaving Fifa by his own volition after nearly 30 years of service, having chosen to focus on his important work on behalf of the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago as a Cabinet Minister and as the chairman of the United National Congress, the major party in his country’s coalition government.”

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