FIFA's Former VP Promises 'Avalanche' of Secrets

... Involving Sepp Blatter, Trinidad and Tobago's general election in 2010
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2015 7:19 AM CDT

FIFA's former vice president, now on Interpol's most wanted list, says he has documents that contain an "avalanche" of secrets about soccer's governing body, including a link to Trinidad and Tobago's general election in 2010. In an eight-minute paid political advertisement that aired on TV last night, NBC News reports Jack Warner said the "comprehensive and detailed series of documents, including checks and corroborated statements," also reveal "financial transactions" involving FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who is stepping down. "I reasonably, actually fear for my life," Warner said in the video. He went on to make further remarks at a political rally, where he said he's giving the documents to his lawyers to distribute, per the AP. "Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming."

Warner, who was re-elected to the Trinidadian Parliament in 2010, said the documents detail "the link between FIFA, its funding, and me ... and the people's partnership government [ruling coalition] in the general election of 2010." He added, "Blatter knows why he fell. And if anyone else knows, I do." He also apologized for not revealing the information previously, but "I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country," he says. "Let the chips fall where they fall." Meanwhile, details of a 2013 plea deal reveal former American FIFA official Chuck Blazer accepted or "facilitated" bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, NBC News reports. (More FIFA stories.)

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