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The son of disgraced former world
football boss Jack Warner has
described his role in a multi-million
dollar World Cup ticket scam, buying
up seats and selling them at inflated
prices, in court documents unsealed
Daryan Warner s guilty plea to a
string of charges is set out in a 2013
agreement with US prosecutors to pro-
vide evidence of FIFA wrongdoing.
His brother, Daryll, also made a plea
deal after being accused of mortgage
The documents suggest the US
Department of Justice is investigating
fraudulent ticket sales dating all the
way back to 1994, when the World Cup
was held in the United States for the
"In 2006, I purchased the tickets
directly from FIFA, and I misled FIFA
to believe that my partner in reselling
the tickets was not involved in the
transaction, because I believe that FIFA
would not have sold them to me had
he been involved," he said.
"In 2010, I purchased tickets from
others, in order to mislead FIFA to
believe that I was not receiving tickets,
because I believed that FIFA would no
longer sell tickets directly to me."
Despite the seriousness of the crimes
being examined, there were light
moments. At one point, Daryan Warner
struggled to read a statement setting
out his crimes, prompting the judge to
"Take your time," he said. "Take a
drink of water. Slowly and loudly.
Channel your inner Lord Vader, not
your inner Woody Allen, okay? That s
what I say all the time."
His brother, Darryl, pleaded guilty
to making a fraudulent mortgage appli-
cation and wire fraud. The deals were
crucial to the US Department of Justice
Darryl admitted trying to buy a condo
in Miama for himself, his father and
his brother fraudulently.
Their father, Jack Warner, has been
charged over alleged corruption at FIFA.
He has been arrested and bailed in
his native Trinidad, and made a defiant
TV broadcast on Wednesday night
claiming he has an avalanche of evi-
dence he will reveal.
Jack Warner quit his position in FIFA
and as head of the Confederation of
North, Central American and Caribbean
Association Football (CONCACAF,
which was more widely known by its
acronym) in the wake of bribery alle-
gations in 2011.
The investigation ended with his res-
ignation. The hearings were conducted
in a closed court and the transcripts
sealed until now to allow the investi-
gation to continue in secret, unknown
to FIFA s higher echelons.
His brother s guilty plea concerned
the purchase of a $1m condo in Miami.
He told the federal judge that he knew
he would have been turned down for
a mortgage and made false statements.
He also admitted making a series of
deposits of less than $10,000 in banks
with the intention of dodging federal
reporting rules which notify the Internal
Revenue Service of any deposits greater
than $10,000, and deposited more than
$100,000 in six months from July to
Both men are yet to be sentenced.
Daryll, who is a US citizen, faces a
maximum sentence of 20 years,
although it is likely to be significantly
less because of his cooperation with
the federal authorities.
Daryan, who is not a US citizen, faces
removal from the US, and a maximum
sentence of 20 years. Similarly it is
likely to be significantly less because
of his cooperation with the federal
authorities. (Daily Mail)
Daryan Warner details
World Cup ticket scam
liers guard Kyrie Irving has a
fractured left knee cap and will
have surgery that rules him
out of the rest of the NBA
The Cavaliers said yesterday
that an MRI exam at Stanford
Sports Medicine Clinic revealed
the injury and that Irving s
projected recovery time was
three to four months.
Irving limped off the court
during overtime of Cleveland s
108-100 loss to Golden State
on Thursday night in Game 1
of the NBA Finals.
He left the arena on crutches,
and Cavs coach David Blatt
said he heard Irving was still
on crutches Friday morning.
The team said surgery will
be performed at the Cleveland
Clinic in Cleveland by Cavaliers
head team physician Dr Richard
Before learning of Irving s
diagnosis, Blatt said the team
hoped the All-Star point guard
would be able to play Sunday
in Game 2, but that the Cav-
aliers would adjust if not. They
are already without Kevin Love
because of a shoulder injury.
"As far as how we prepare,
we ve been through this. We ve
played games without Kevin,
without Kyrie," Blatt said. "We
know how we want to play
when they re not in there. From
that standpoint, we can pre-
"Our main concern right
now though is just Kyrie s
health. That s all."
Irving has been bothered by
foot and then knee pain for
most of his first postseason.
He missed two games during
the Eastern Conference finals,
but played well Thursday, fin-
ishing with 23 points before
leaving with 2 minutes left in
the extra period.
stepped in during Irving s
absence in the last round but
played only 9 scoreless minutes
LeBron James said yesterday
the Cavs would be prepared no
matter who was available.
"Well, there are a few things
that you would love to have
going late in the season," he
"That s being healthy, having
a great rhythm, and then you
need a little luck as well. We ve
had a great rhythm. We haven t
had much luck, and we haven t
been healthy. But I haven t got-
"I understand the moment
that I m in, and I m not too
much worried about the game.
I m worried about the moment.
I m happy with the moment.
I m excited to be in this
moment once again, and I m
going to stay strong for my
team, no matter who is or is
not in the lineup."
Cavs' Irving out for 3-4 months
Kyrie Irving (2)
walks off the
Game 1 of
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