Cayman football official embroiled in bribery scandal

| 11/08/2011

(CNS): David Frederick, VP of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been named as one of the 16 officials from Caribbean football associations who have been charged with breaching FIFA rules on ethics. This comes in the wake of the bribery scandal in which Mohamed Bin Hammam (left), who has now been banned from FIFA for life, allegedly offered Caribbean officials envelopes stuffed with $40,000 in cash to back him against FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Football's world governing body has now announced that it has opened ethics proceedings against 16 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials in regard to apparent violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics in connection to a CFU summit held in Trinidad & Tobago on 10 and 11 May this year.

On 26 July FIFA gave the officials from the CFU 48 hours to come forward with information about the allegations.

Judge Robert T Torres, a member of FIFA's Ethics Committee, has been entrusted by the committee with supervising and directing the investigation, FIFA has said. The Ethics Committee will contact the 16 officials to arrange further interviews in connection with these proceedings. “It is important to note that the investigations are still ongoing, and that it is therefore possible that further proceedings could be opened in the future," FIFA said in its statement.

Bin Hammam (62) told BBC Radio 5 in July that his life ban from football by the governing body is "revenge" for standing against Sepp Blatter in the presidential election. He said he "did nothing wrong" and will now take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Zurich.

The 16 officials are as follows:

David Hinds, Mark Bob Forde (Barbados)

Franka Pickering, Aubrey Liburd (British Virgin Islands)

David Frederick (Cayman Islands)

Osiris Guzman, Felix Ledesma (Dominican Republic)

Colin Klass, Noel Adonis (Guyana)

Yves Jean-Bart (Haiti)

Anthony Johnson (St Kitts and Nevis)

Patrick Mathurin (St Lucia)

Joseph Delves, Ian Hypolite (St Vincent and the Grenadines)

Richard Groden (Trinidad and Tobago)

Hillaren Frederick (US Virgin Islands)

See www.fifa.com

Category: Sports

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Another case of guilty until proven innocent!! When are we as Caymanians going to start rallying behind our fellow Caymanians instead of trying them in the court of public opinion? Just let the process take its course and wait to see the outcome before you make your judgements.  If it turns out to be true yes it will bring shame to Cayman but he is still one of us. This is what is bringing this country down… we don't have each others backs! United we stand divided we fall!

  2. Anonymous says:

    For the love of Cayman football, please dig a little deeper FIFA….

    • una-nah-must says:

      If its proven true, I hope they keep barking up the FIFA tree.

       

      Never know what one might find. 

      • noname says:

        The CIFA tree!  Maybe we will find the 2M that was given for youth development some years back…Oh wait we would need audited accounts for that.

  3. Paula says:

     Caymanians need to stop being small minded, with scandalous behavior! You people need to do research before posting such Nonsense!

    – Thank you!

     

  4. Nomad says:

    I only hope our wonderful sports minister stamps this type corruption out quickly which if it is proven will deal with this matter decisively and immediately instead of running around promoting Dart & Company projects. This is yet another stain against these islands good name.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Me nah take it, no suh!

  6. anonymous says:

    As a follower of Cayman's domestic football scene from the good ole days of Saprissa,Interpool,Lions,Woods United,Western Scholars,Pearls F.C. and CNB all i can say is lord have mercy!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    No surprises here!!!!!!!!! LOL

  8. Anonymous says:

    Follow-my-leader.

  9. Anonymous says:

    No Jamaicans, how about that!

    • Anonymous says:

      Jamaica: Listen unna leave Jamaica out unna argument. Some of you people believe that everthing evil come from Jamaica. Just hop offa we fender nuh? So unna a look for company no?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Caribbean officials and politicians seem to be easily corrupted. XXXX

    • Anonymous says:

      It may seem so now, but we were not so back in the day. However, due to European and North American influences and trampling of our historic cultures, our integrity is being eroded more each day.

       

      I think it started with the slave trades… now there is European history you can defend!!

      • Anonymous says:

         Interesting twist on playing the race card. If slavery is the reason for the lack of integrity, "back in the day" must be way, way back!

        • Anonymous says:

          Twist on playing the race card? Slavery was and is he reason for the lack of integrity in the black society.  Please do not get me started because this comment will never be printed. 
          For one I will just leave you with two historical facts.

          Read and study the history of South Africa, a black native majority of people enslaved in their own country by a white minority while most of the world turn a blind eye, show me the integrity in that?  Thank God that Mandela is a man of peace who was able at the time to show tolerance and forgivness

          Have you not read about Ian Smith and Rodeshia now Zimbabwa and the lands acquisitions from the blacks, show me the integrity in that? now that Robert Mugabe has done the same for the whites we hear that this is so bad.  You really want to leave this subject alone to way back, back in the day when people were not so enlightened and you could pull the wool over people's eyes.