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Former FIFA VP, Jack Warner Gets Life-Ban From Football Industry

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The world football governing body on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 banned the organization’s former Vice-President, Jack Warner from footballing activities for the rest of his life.

The 72-year-old Trinidadian who once headed the Caribbean and North and Central American football federation (CONCACAF) quit FIFA in 2011 but has now been found guilty of violating the organisation’s code of ethics severally.

Mr. Warner is currently fighting extradition to the US for trial after he and 13 other current or former FIFA officials were indicted in May after being accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

As part of the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA began to investigate Warner’s activities in January 2015.

“In his positions as a football official, he was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, as well as other money-making schemes,” a statement by FIFA’s ethics committee read.

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