Jack Warner at 72 years of age, is no spring chicken, and I hardly think spending 3hrs in any jail cell would provide comfort to a man of his stature. This network of nefarious deeds was in operation for at least two (2) decades. The fifties, his age, is a far cry from the seventies and I dare say, ones ability to withstand the ‘pressure cooker’ could prove strenuous and challenging to say the least.
There is no humour in this disgraceful series of events, yet somehow humour may prove to be the balance between suicide, sanity, insanity and heart failure. We have to dig deep to find that which we must end up laughing at otherwise we will start to ‘chant gibberish’ and you know where that can lead. So the breakfast menu has been detailed, ‘Warner was fed bread, butter and jam with hot chocolate for breakfast. Last night he was given sardines in hops bread for dinner’. This was on Wednesday, and today, Thursday, he is being chartered off in an ambulance to a private hospital.
It is alledged despite his protesting todate, that his sons have pled guilty and provided information implicating them in collecting the ‘bribe’ money (in cash) re the South Africa World Cup saga on behalf of Pops. As we say in JA, ‘woi, woi, woi’……………
Warner leaves jail in ambulance
(Jamaica Observer) Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 5:46 PM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Austin Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice-president, left a prison here in an ambulance for a private hospital after securing bail late Thursday.
Warner did not speak to reporters, who had been camped outside the Royal Jail on Frederick Street in Port of Spain, as he left the prison.
On Wednesday, he was unable to secure his release from prison even after he was granted TT$2.5 million (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) bail by Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.
Warner was charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money laundering allegedly committed in the jurisdiction of the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.
US law enforcement authorities Wednesday arrested a number of FIFA officials as part of the probe.
Warner, who was not called upon to plead, when he appeared in court, is to surrender his travel documents and report to the police twice weekly as part of his bail conditions.
Media reports said that the deed which Warner had attempted to use in securing his bail, was not in his name but that of a company.
Sources said that he would have been able to secure his bail if he was given a cash alternative.
One newspaper reported that Warner was fed bread, butter and jam with hot chocolate for breakfast. Last night he was given sardines in hops bread for dinner.
Warner is due to re-appear in court on July 9.