Jack Warner ordered to pay US$79m in CONCACAF case


    Former CONCACAF President Jack Warner has been ordered to pay US$79 million in damages, in a civil action suit linked to corruption in the organisation.

    According to Associated Press, the sum was ordered on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Kuntz at a federal court in Brooklyn.

    The written ruling was reportedly issued after Mr Warner failed to contest the claim.

    The 2017 civil action accused Mr Warner and former CONCACAF secretary general the late Chuck Blazer of accepting millions of dollars in exchange for their votes for FIFA World Cup tournament hosts, and receiving kickbacks over the award of broadcast rights for tournaments.

    CONCACAF however reached a settlement with Mr Blazer’s estate for $20 million in April.

    According to plaintiff lawyer John Kuster, the organization “intends to pursue all available avenues to enforce the judgment in any jurisdiction where CONCACAF has reason to believe Mr. Warner may have assets”.