CONCACAF files federal law suit against Warner and Blazer

A federal lawsuit has been filed by CONCACAF against disgraced officials Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer. The governing body are seeking $20 million damages to "to redress the harms caused by warner and blazer’s fraudulent, unfair and unlawful acts as former high ranking officials of CONCACAF".

Warner, the former CONCACAF boss, is facing extradition from his native Trinidad and Tobago on charges of wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering. 

Blazer, a former FIFA Executive Committee member and former CONCACAF General Secretary, struck a plea deal in 2013 and turned whistleblower for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was key to several FIFA officials being arrested in Zurich in May 2015.

The 71-year-old former FIFA Executive Committee member and Warner conspired to accept bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cup bid processes, won by France and South Africa respectively.

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