Jack paid himself

And while Warner has opted to remain mum until Tuesday, when he will hold a news conference, cheques and bank statements obtained by the Sunday Express show a paper trail of the questionable transactions dating back to 2009 right up to months before Warner resigned as minister of national security in 2013.

It was in the face of a damning Sir David Simmons CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Associations of Football) report of allegations of multi-million-dollar financial mismanagement against him and former CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer that Warner resigned on April 21, 2013.

Two months before his resignation, bank records show on January 10, 2013, a cheque for $250,000 was made payable to Intercommercial Bank Ltd (IBL) from the Chaguanas West constituency Republic Bank account #290457900101 held at Tragarete Road, Port of Spain.

This cheque was deposited into Warner’s personal account #373498 at the IBL days later. One month before this, on December 10, 2012, bank records also showed a second cheque for $250,000 was made payable to IBL from the Chaguanas West constituency bank account.

This cheque was also deposited into Warner’s personal account at IBL.

Chaguanas West money paid to Warner’s company

Bank records further revealed a third cheque valued at $211,448.46 was made payable to Hand to Mouth Ltd, a company in which Warner has a business interest, on October 26, 2012, from the Chaguanas West Republic Bank account.

As reported previously by this newspaper, Warner—who is on $2.5 million bail to cover eight criminal charges for which he is wanted in the United States in connection with allegations of bribery, money laundering, corruption and wire-fraud conspiracy arising out of investigations conducted by the US government into operations at FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)—allegedly used several private companies and parallel football-related bank accounts to divert tens of millions of dollars.

Political donations and money diverted from several football bodies also flowed through some of Warner’s other business entities, including Jamad Ltd , JLM Quality Ltd, Jamad Maintenance Services Ltd, Catch of the D Day, JAW Ltd, JAW Holdings Ltd and LOC Germany 2006 Ltd.

Salary for Warner

Additional cheques showed the bank account of the Chaguanas West constituency was also debited to pay salaries to Warner totalling $136,900.

The ten cheques for $13,960 each are listed as salary payments as follows:

• August 3, 2009 (June salary)

• August 3, 2009 (July salary)

• August 28, 2009

• September 30, 2009

• November 2, 2009

• November 30, 2009

• December 30, 2009

• February 10, 2010

• April 2, 2010

• May 6, 2010

At the time of the payments, Warner was the elected Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West, a seat he has held since 2007.

Only recently Warner repeated that if money mattered to him he would not take a salary of $1 a month, which totals $60 for the last five years.

Warner takes back $18,000 rental fee

And while Warner is on record as boasting money does not matter to him, more cheques show he took back a mere $18,000 from the Chaguanas West constituency bank account as reimbursement for rent.

The rent was for the period January to June 2009 for the constituency office.

Constituency offices and constituency sub-offices are funded by the State.

A budget limit of $30,000 is accessible to MPs to hire staff.

An additional $2,500 is at the disposal of each MP to cover the constituency office costs.

A separate payment of $1,500 is given to cover costs for postage, stationery, supplies and janitorial services, while office equipment is supplied by the Parliament.


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