Trinidad’s Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former international soccer official Jack Warner is defiant in the face of corruption allegations.

Warner says he is innocent of any corruption charges stemming from separate investigations into FIFA in Europe and its North American regional body, known as CONCACAF. He was one of 14 people indicted in the U.S.

He said in a statement Wednesday in his native Trinidad and Tobago that he has not been questioned and is no longer involved in international soccer.

Warner is a member of Parliament in Trinidad. His term is due to expert when the session ends June 17. He can be extradited to the United States under a bilateral treaty.

Later, he told TV6 that U.S. authorities “know where to find me” and added “I sleep very soundly in the night.”