Sunday, December 17, 2017

Warner brothers plead guilty - face 20 years in prison

Darian and Darryl Warner


Jack Warner said this morning that he only knew that the US Justice Department was looking to arrest him, by following the international news reports regarding a series of arrests which took place in Switzerland overnight. Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams also said he knew nothing of an indictment or arrest warrant related to Warner.

In a statement issued on the matter, Warner made no mention of his son, Daryll and Daryan who, almost two years ago, cooperated with US investigators and pleaded guilty to a series of charges.

Details of the charges were unsealed today in a statement issued by the US Department of Justice.

In addition to the nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives indicted for racketeering conspiracy and corruption, the Warner brothers are among six individuals and corporations that have pleaded guilty.

According to the US Justice Department -

. On July 15, 2013, the defendant Daryll Warner, son of defendant Jack Warner and a former FIFA development officer, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with wire fraud and the structuring of financial transactions.

. On Oct. 25, 2013, the defendant Daryan Warner waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging him with wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and the structuring of financial transactions. Daryan Warner forfeited over $1.1 million around the time of his plea and has agreed to pay a second forfeiture money judgment at the time of sentencing.

According to the US Justice Department: "The indicted and convicted individual defendants face maximum terms of incarceration of 20 years for the RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice charges. In addition, Eugenio Figueredo faces a maximum term of incarceration of 10 years for a charge of naturalization fraud and could have his U.S. citizenship revoked. He also faces a maximum term of incarceration of five years for each tax charge. Charles Blazer faces a maximum term of incarceration of 10 years for the FBAR charge and five years for the tax evasion charges; and Daryan and Daryll Warner face maximum terms of incarceration of 10 years for structuring financial transactions to evade currency reporting requirements. Each individual defendant also faces mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine. By the terms of their plea agreements, the corporate defendants face fines of $500,000 and one year of probation".