Jack Warner faces law suit

Former FIFA executive Jack Warner.
Former FIFA executive, Jack Warner.
Associated Press/Shirley Bahadur, file

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) is moving to sue its former Special Advisor, Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner, to compel him to provide information on the accounts related to T&T’s 2006 World Cup campaign.

Attorney Derek Ali who is representing the TTFA, in the case against 13 members of the 2006 squad, informed Justice Devindra Rampersad in the Port of Spain High Court recently that the local governing body for football will sue the former FIFA vice-president, seeking information on the missing accounts.

Justice Rampersad recently gave the local football body three days to determine what course of action they intend to pursue to obtain the documents or find themselves in contempt of court.

The TTFF and the national footballers have been embroiled in a legal battle over World Cup bonuses with Justice Rampersad awarding the players two interim payments so far.

The court is yet to determine, however, the full total of what was obtained from the campaign of which the players will obtain 50 percent.

The TTFF has submitted accounts previously, which were deemed to be incomplete by the judge.