Accused former FIFA vice president vows to tell all

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Port of Spain, June 4 (IANS) Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has vowed to release an “avalanche” of secrets providing a link between world football’s governing body and Trinidad and Tobago’s elections in 2010.

Warner, a T&T native, is among 14 officials indicted on bribery charges by American authorities. Interpol issued a “Red Notice” against his name on Wednesday. He claimed in a television address on Wednesday that he would reveal all the secret information he is aware of.

“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country,” the 72-year-old said in his address entitled “The gloves are off”, on Wednesday.

Warner said he possesses documents of FIFA’s financial dealings and evidence linking the governing body with the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago government elections.

Warner also said he fears for his life but it wouldn’t stop him from revealing everything he knows.

“Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,” he said.

“The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.”

Speaking about outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who resigned on Tuesday, Warner said: “Blatter knows why he fell. And if anyone else knows, I do.”

Blatter has denied any wrongdoing.

The claims come after former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer admitted on Wednesday that he and others took bribes when deciding on the host nations for the 2010 and 1998 World Cups.

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