CONCACAF Caribbean Officials to be Investigated by FIFA
You can run but you can’t hide.
It looks as if the truth may be found out in this whole FIFA and CONCACAF corruption scandal after all.
After CONCACAF president Lisle Austin tried to illegally fire whistle blower Chuck Blazer this past week, he has been suspended from his position by the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) and told to stand down from ALL FIFA activities. Austin was Warner’s right hand man. CONCACAF vice president Alfredo Hawit of Honduras is now the acting president.
Also, that same ExCo has now hired former director of the FBI Louis Freeh to lead the FIFA investigation.
Freeh, 61, served as an FBI special agent before becoming an attorney, and made his name as lead prosecutor in a notorious New York Mafia trial in the 1980s. He was director of the FBI for eight years between 1993 and 2001.
From the article: Warner has submitted a lengthy defence of his conduct, dismissing the allegations as a fabrication. His statement is accompanied by supporting statements from 13 Caribbean nations who say that the allegations are false. Those statements will also be closely scrutinised by Freeh.
This past week IMS reprinted an interview by Puerto Rican soccer journalist Esteban Pagán Rivera who talked to Puerto Rican Soccer Federation president Eric Labrador, who reported the $40 thousand he had received at a Caribbean Football Union meeting in May. IMS also presented this audio podcast with Rivera who explains how this scandal affects Puerto Rico and all the Caribbean Union Football countries.
So it looks like a very good thing that Labrador brought this to the table. I would guess those 13 CONCACAF Caribbean nations who did not, and some who are still denying it ever happened, are now in some big trouble with FIFA.
Also, from duNord football, FIFA has brought in Henry Kissinger to help re-mold the organization into something more trust-worthy.
If you have not been reading Bruce McGuire’s duNord futbol you really should be. Bruce always does an outstanding job of aggregating the best soccer articles from around the world each and every day. But this past two weeks Bruce has been at the top of his game, linking to articles from Europe, the US, and the Caribbean as he follows and gives us links to the best articles on the net so we can continue to keep up with this ongoing FIFA scandal and its investigation.
This scandal very much affects US S0ccer and and all CONCACAF countries including D1, D2 and D3 teams. Keep following duNord Futbol for all the latest news on the FIFA and CONCACAF scandal.