EX-FIFA exec Warner ordered by judge to pay $79 million

US District Court docket Choose William Kuntz issued the ruling by default after Warner didn’t on Tuesday contest a 2017 civil swimsuit claiming he embezzled hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Affiliation Soccer (CONCACAF).

Warner was accused of taking kickbacks from media rights offers for CONCACAF occasions and taking bribes regrding FIFA votes for internet hosting the 2010 World Cup that was awarded to South Africa.

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CONCACAF intends to pursue Warner’s property to get better damages, in line with an lawyer.

The 76-year-old resides in his dwelling nation of Trinidad and Tobago whereas the US pursues extradition.

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Warner, who has denied any wrongdoing, was issued a life ban from nationwide and worldwide soccer in 2015 by FIFA’s ethics committee.

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Updated: July 11, 2019 — 5:17 pm