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Jack Warner Will Be A Witness In FIFA Bribery Investigation

Ex-vice president to give evidence.

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Fifa will still call Jack Warner to be a witness in their ongoing bribery investigation despite his resignation from all football affairs.

The former vice-president and Asian football supremo, Mohamed bin Hammam, were suspended for allegedly offering $40,000 to Caribbean football officials for their support in ousting Sepp Blatter as president.

Warner yesterday resigned from his Fifa role and as Concacaf president to concentrate on his political life in Trinidad.

The 68-year-old quit after receiving a 17-page document detailing the ethics committee’s findings into bribery allegations.

He claimed he had been ‘hung out to dry’ by some of his colleagues and felt undermined in his position.

Fifa have ended the ethics committee investigation against Warner on the basis that under Swiss law they have no jurisdiction over people not in the organisation.

But the governing body say he will continue to be involved as a witness in the probe into Bin Hammam and the Caribbean associations alleged to have received cash gifts totalling $1million.

“Mr Warner will be heard as a witness,” a Fifa statement read.

“He will be investigated as a witness but not as an accused party. He has offered his support to the ethics committee in their continued investigation.”

Damian Collins, the Tory MP who has been campaigning for FIFA reforms, condemned the decision to drop the investigation into Warner.

“This just shows FIFA can’t be trusted to do it by themselves,” he told Press Association. “The whole investigation has been a complete farce.

“Jack Warner has gone from protesting his innocence to resigning from FIFA, who now drop the inquiry into him.

“I don’t see why this should be the end of the investigation just because he has resigned.”

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