FIFA's Warner in corruption scandal

FIFA will investigate on Friday accusations that it's vice-president Jack Warner and his son made money through the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.

    These guys are happy with their tickets, but how clean were FIFA?

    FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren confirmed on Wednesday that the report, commissioned in January from auditors Ernst and Young, would be on the table at a session of the FIFA Executive Committee on September 15.

    The accusations centre around Daryan Warner's travel agency in Trinidad and Tobago which purportedly made $927,000 from the resale of tickets which he obtained through his father's FIFA connections.

    FIFA will now be forced to decide whether Jack Warner had violated the FIFA code of ethics.

    It is not the first embarrassing ticketing scandal for FIFA and the 2006 World Cup.

    A Botswanan member of the 25 man FIFA member executive, Ismail Bhamjee, was found to have sold 12 Category One tickets for the England v Trinidad and Tobago match for $380 each, while the face value was only $127.

    Bhamjee was forced to resign immediately from all World Cup-related duties and ordered to leave Germany as soon as possible.

    SOURCE: AFP


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