24 Apr 2013

Former FIFA high flier accused of pocketing Aussie donation

7:16 am on 24 April 2013

Football Federation Australia is waiting to find out the fate of a six-figure donation it made which was allegedly pocketed by the former FIFA heavyweight Jack Warner.

The $462,000 was donated during Australia's failed World Cup bid as a development grant to Trinidad-based Warner's CONCACAF region.

Australian officials say the donation came from a football development fund established from its own finances, and wasn't taxpayers' money.

Warner resigned two days ago as Trinidad and Tobago's minister of security, denying any wrongdoing after a CONCACAF integrity report made public the case of the vanishing funds.