DPP: I never cleared WarnerJack Warner was not cleared by the DPP.
Thu, May 31, 2012 - 12:00 AM
PORT OF SPAIN – Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Roger Gaspard on Tuesday said he never instructed the police to clear former FIFA vice-president Austin “Jack” Warner of bribery allegations, purported to have taken place here last year during the campaign for the FIFA presidential election.
Gaspard told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) he had informed the police that based on the “threadbare information and material” submitted to him, he could not determine that any law had been broken.
“There is nothing in it for me to suggest or to see any contravention of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago. That could mean that you need to go further with the investigation because what they supplied to me was insufficient.
“However, I am also of the view that further investigations may be warranted pursuant to the Customs Act [that deals with the non-declaration of a significant amount of money into the country],” Gaspard said in the written memo to the investigating police officer.
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