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T&T minister steps down amid ethics allegations

April 22, 2013 at 5:52 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, April 22 (UPI) -- The national security minister of Trinidad and Tobago has resigned his post after an ethics panel accused him of fraud, officials said.

Minister Jack Warner tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Sunday night 11 months after she named Warner to the post, NBC Sports reported. Warner is also a former executive committee member of FIFA, the international association governing soccer.

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF, released a 113-page report on allegations of financial mismanagement by Warner and ex-general secretary Chuck Blazer, NBC Sports said.

Committee member David Simmons accused Warner in the report of misappropriating at least $15 million in CONCACAF funds and said Warner did disclose a $25.9 million Center of Excellence was built on land owned by his companies.

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