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Jack Warner Banned From Football For Life

Tue 29th Sep 2015 | FIFA

Jack Warner has been banned from all football-related activities for life by FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee.

The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban the former FIFA Vice-President and Executive Committee member as well as CONCACAF President, Jack Warner, from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for life.

Warner’s ban comes after he was found guilty of violations of art. 13 (General rules of conduct), art. 15 (Loyalty), art. 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting), art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) and art. 41 (Obligation of the parties to collaborate) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

He was found to have committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA and CONCACAF.

Using his position 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.

The decision was taken on the basis of investigations carried out by the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, led by Dr Cornel Borbély who reopend the investigation in Janurary 2015, following its report on the inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process.

The ban is effective from 25 September 2015, the date on which the present decision was notified. 

REUTERS/Andrea De Silva Picture Supplied by Action Images

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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