WASHINGTON, May 27 2015 – The United States Justice Department Wednesday announced that the Daryll and Daryan Warner had both pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and the structuring of financial transactions.
The two son’s of the former vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner, had both waived indictment in 2013 and pleaded guilty to the charges.
It said that on July 15, 2013, “the defendant Daryll Warner, son of defendant Jack Warner and a former FIFA development officer, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with wire fraud and the structuring of financial transactions.
“On Oct. 25, 2013, the defendant Daryan Warner waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging him with wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and the structuring of financial transactions. Daryan Warner forfeited over $1.1 million around the time of his plea and has agreed to pay a second forfeiture money judgment at the time of sentencing.”
The US Justice Department release indicated that the two indicted and convicted individual defendants face maximum terms of incarceration of 20 years for the charges of conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice charges.
The statement also stated that the Warner brothers face maximum terms of incarceration of 10 years for structuring financial transactions to evade currency reporting requirements.
“Each individual defendant also faces mandatory restitution, forfeiture and a fine. By the terms of their plea agreements, the corporate defendants face fines of US$500,000 and one year of probation,” the Justice Department said.
The announcement by the Justice Department follows the arrest of nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives who have been indicted for racketeering conspiracy and corruption in the United States.