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Warner not talking as CFU members co-operate with probe

Monday, June 13, 2011
Jack Warner

BRIDGETOWN—The Caribbean Football Union says it will co-operate with Fifa’s investigation into bribery allegations, as it seeks to bring an end to the conflict that has sent shockwaves through the global fraternity. Acting CFU president Captain Horace Burrell gave the assurance after a decision was made to conduct the interviews in the Bahamas instead of Miami. Several CFU members were opposed to Miami, USA, as a venue for the interviews, claiming that it gave the investigation an inherent American bias. “In light of the attempts to address the challenges facing the Caribbean Football Union as well bring closure to the Ethics Committee proceedings, members of the Caribbean Football Union will fully co-operate with any investigation being conducted on behalf of the Fifa Ethics Committee” Burrell said.

The interviews are part of a Fifa ethics committee investigation probing allegations that bribes were given to CFU members at a meeting in Port-of-Spain, T&T last month with Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam. Suspended Fifa vice president Jack Warner has refused to answer questions surrounding investigations into possible misconduct. Speaking yesterday following an environmental walk put on by the Ministry of Works and Transport Ministry, the usually engaging minister, when asked by the media if he was going to the Bahamas to face  the investigator appointed by Fifa,  responded: “I not answering them questions. What you wasting my time for? I not talking to all you about that. Respect my wishes, nah.”