FIFA to investigate 10 more CFU officials

ZURICH, (Reuters) – World soccer’s governing body  FIFA opened cases against another 10 officials from the  Caribbean Football Union (CFU) today related to the now  infamous meeting held in Port of Spain, Trinidad in May.
In a statement, FIFA said they were investigating the 10  regarding possible violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics  following the meeting which led to the downfall of former  CONCACAF chief Jack Warner and his Asian Football Confederation  counterpart Mohamed Bin Hammam.
They both left their positions and FIFA’s executive  committee following bribery allegations stemming from the May  meeting.
They were accused of attempting to bribe CFU officials to  vote for Bin Hammam in June’s presidential election against Sepp  Blatter.
Trinidadian Warner subsequently resigned from FIFA and  Qatari Bin Hammam was found guilty and banned from soccer for  life.
The officials are named as Raymond Guishard and Damien  Hughes (both Anguilla), Everton Gonsalves and Derrick Gordon  (both Antigua and Barbuda), Lionel Haven (Bahamas), Patrick John  and Philippe White (both Dominica), Vincent Cassell and Tandica  Hughes (both Montserrat), and Oliver Camps (Trinidad and  Tobago).
The cases would be submitted to the FIFA Ethics Committee at  its next meeting in mid-November, FIFA said.
Five officials have already been given bans ranging from 30  days to 26 months following investigations into the meeting  where several officials described receiving brown envelopes  containing $40,000 in cash.
They included Guyana FA president Colin Klass, who was given  the 26-month ban, and Jamaica Football Federation president  Horace Burrell, a long-time Warner ally, who was banned for six  months, of which three were suspended.
Three other officials were reprimanded and another five  warned.
Blatter, in his fourth and final term as FIFA president, has  promised to clean up soccer’s much-criticised governing body.
On Friday, he announced measures to strengthen the ethics  committee and the creation of a watchdog, named the good  governance committee, consisting of personalities from outside  FIFA.

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