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July 2000: Hewlett appointed to audit FIFA grant

 

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January 2003: Hewlett deny auditing the grant

 

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January 2003: FIFA join in the cover-up

 

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February 2003: Demented letter from Warner
backing Greene

 

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March 2003: Doorgen sacked

 

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September 2003: Andrew Jennings breaks
the Antigua crooked auditing story in the Daily Mail

 

 

 

 

 

The things they say...

‘Neither FIFA nor its President have anything to hide, nor do they wish to.’

Blatter press release, 28 January, 2003


BBC Panorama Reporter Andy Davies:

‘A one million franc bribe … is it not correct that Mr Blatter asked that it be moved to the FIFA official who was named on the payment slip?’

FIFA Director of Communications Markus Siegler:

‘If you do not stop now, then we call the security and we put you out.’

FIFA Press conference, Zurich, Tuesday, 11 April 2006


‘I am deputy chairman of the finance committee of FIFA. I oversee a budget of US$2 billion and I have never seen one iota of corruption.’

Jack Warner, Trinidad Express 12 December 2004


‘Lying and deception and bad faith are standard operating procedure at FIFA.’

Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA, New York, December 1, 2006


‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work.’

FIFA senior vice-president and chair of Finance Committee, Julio Grondona, 5 July 2003. Buenos Aires


‘FIFA is a healthy, clean and transparent organisation with nothing to hide. There is huge public interest in FIFA, therefore we have to be as transparent as possible. We will try to communicate in a more open way so the world can believe us and be proud of their federation.’

FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi, January 2003, on fifa.com


 

Stanford Scoop! We exposed his dodgy
auditor 5 years ago

By Andrew Jennings

 

The mysterious company that audited the bank run by alleged fraudster and cricket promoter "Sir" Allen Stanford was intimately linked to a FIFA scandal in 2003, also in the Caribbean island of Antigua.

 

The tiny CAS Hewlett firm of St John's, Antigua, and two rooms in North London, has received massive global publicity for its involvement with Stanford, accused of a multi-billion dollar scam.

 

The Stanford crisis is not the first time Hewlett may have been conned by sports racketeers. In 2003 they were caught up in a FIFA swindle when a $1 million grant to the Antigua FA disappeared.

 

When the grant was paid Chet Greene, the thuggish general secretary of the association, assured FIFA that Hewlett would be the independent auditor, to ensure the money was not embezzled.

 

Greene, a close associate of kleptomaniac FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, claimed that a Mr Raymond Doorgen, a 'partner' in Hewletts would control the account. He did, diverting the money into his and Greene's personal accounts, bundles of untraceable cash and, sometimes, to the travel company owned by Jack Warner, deputy chair of FIFA's finance committee.

 

When football collapsed in Antigua Hewlett's said it was news to them that they were Greene's auditors. Doorgen turned out to be a mere clerk and was fired. When I went to Greene's office in Antigua in autumn 2003 to ask what happened to the $1 million he told me, 'If you don't leave I'll throw you down those stairs.'

 

Stanford was given his absurd knighthood by the Antigua Labour Party that held power for 50 years until being kicked out in 2004 following a stream of corruption charges - including allegations of bribes from Stanford. Elections are due soon - and Chet Greene is a candidate for the ALP.

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The full story of the Hewlett company and Chet Greene and Jack Warner's Antigua rackets is the whole of Chapter 25 of my FIFA exposé book FOUL!

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German sports fans have nominated Andrew Jennings to replace Seb Coe as chair of FIFA's Ethics Committee. Yes, really.

 

http://jensweinreich.de/?p=3030

 

 

 

Sunday Herald, 22 February 2009 -

Stanford auditors linked to FIFA financial scandal