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Jack Warner to tell all

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 6:16 AM
Jack Warner say he fears for his life, as he could link FIFA officials to general elections in his native Trinidad and Tobago in 2010.

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has said in a dramatic TV address that he will reveal all he knows about corruption at the world football body.

Warner, who said he feared for his life, said he could also link FIFA officials to general elections in his native Trinidad and Tobago in 2010.

He is one of the 14 people charged by the US over corruption at FIFA.

Another top FIFA official and key witness, Chuck Blazer, had admitted accepting bribes.

The admissions came in a newly released transcript of Blazer's guilty plea from 2013, as part of a wide-ranging US criminal case that has engulfed FIFA and led President Sepp Blatter to resign.

The US justice department alleges the 14 people charged worldwide accepted bribes and kickbacks estimated at more than US$150 million (£97m) over a 24-year period. 

Four others had already been charged, including Blazer.

Jack Warner, a key figure in the deepening scandal, said he had given lawyers documents outlining the links between FIFA, its funding, himself and the 2010 election in Trinidad and Tobago.

He said the transactions also included FIFA chief Sepp Blatter.