Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner has done nothing wrong and so he remains an important part of the Government, says Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. He was comparing the case of Warner who has had allegations of bribery made against him by FIFA executive member Chuck Blazer and the case of dismissed Government Minister Mary King. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had acted on evidence that a $100,000 contract was awarded to Ixanos, a company in which King's family had an interest. "Warner has not been proven to have committed any sin as yet and it's an allegation from FIFA," Ramlogan said. "FIFA is not run by the Government and it would be premature for us as the T&T Government to make any public pronouncements as it relates to Warner on a matter we know nothing about."
Ramlogan was speaking to the media yesterday at the Attorney General's Office's Indian Arrival Day celebrations at Cabildo Chambers, Port-of-Spain. He said the case of King was completely different.
"With Mary King it was different...She was part of the Government and we knew what had happened in that matter," the AG said. "It would be unfair to Warner for us to make any sort of pronouncement against him and his character. "This is not the first time allegations have been made against him...Allegations have been made before within the bosom of FIFA and he has come out of it with his integrity intact."
He added, however, that if any evidence was produced that might implicate Warner, it would be dealt with by the Prime Minister.