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Barbados' Football Association Reps Received Warnings From FIFA

David Hinds (Barbados), Mark Bob Forde (Barbados) have both received warning after going before the FIFA Etics Committee on bribery charges

14 Oct 2011, 08:13 AM

By: Jeff

Despite denial by the Barbados Football Association (BFA) on that its delegates who attended a Caribbean Football Union (CFU) meeting in Trinidad and Tobago on May 11, 2011 weren't offered any inducements or gifts to support any of the candidates for the FIFA presidency, the two have been warned by FIFA.

In a press release today, FIFA announced disciplinary against officials who were alleged to be involved in bribery charges having received US$40,000 from presidential candidate, Mohamed bin Hammam.

"Our delegates (General Secretary Mr. David Hinds and Executive Member Mr. Bob Forde) listened to the Speeches by Mohamed Bin Hamman, who was there to make a case as to why he would need the support of FIFA members of the CFU" the Barbados Football Association had stated.

After FIFA began investigations of 15 CFU delegates who attended the Trinidad meeting, a video was released by The Telegraph showing some of what occurred during the meeting.

The FIFA Ethics Committee, chaired by Claudio Sulser (Switzerland) made decisions with regards to 15 delegates ranging from warnings and bans to fines

The Ethics Committee took the following decisions:

Franka Pickering (British Virgin Islands) has been banned for a period of 18 months from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) and has received a fine of CHF 500.

Horace Burrell (Jamaica) has been banned for a period of six months from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other). The Ethics Committee decided to suspend three months of the ban, subject to a probationary period of two years.

Osiris Guzman (Dominican Republic) has been banned for a period of 30 days from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) and has received a fine of CHF 300. The Ethics Committee decided to suspend 15 days of the ban, subject to a probationary period of six months.

Ian Hypolite (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) has been banned for a period of 30 days from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) and has received a fine of CHF 300. The Ethics Committee decided to suspend 15 days of the ban, subject to a probationary period of six months.

Aubrey Liburd (British Virgin Islands) has received a reprimand and a fine of CHF 300.
Hillaren Frederick (US Virgin Islands) has received a reprimand and a fine of CHF 300.
Anthony Johnson (St. Kitts and Nevis) has received a reprimand but no fine.

The following officials have received a warning:

David Hinds (Barbados), Mark Bob Forde (Barbados), Richard Groden (Trinidad & Tobago), Yves Jean-Bart (Haiti) and Horace Reid (Jamaica)

Felix Ledesma (Dominican Republic) was considered not to have committed any violation.

The hearing of Noel Adonis (Guyana) has been postponed, while in the case of Patrick Mathurin (St. Lucia), more information is required and therefore no decision has been taken at this stage.

The cases of David Frederick (Cayman Islands) and Joseph Delves (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) were closed since they are no longer football officials. Should they return to football official positions, their cases would be examined again by the Ethics Committee. (FIFA)

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