Justice Devindra Rampersad today ordered the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) to "direct" Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner to show the whereabouts of "all income, donations, gifts, grants or benefits whatsoever" from the 2006 World Cup by a deadline of February 10, 2012.
Meanwhile, TTFF General Secretary Richard Groden, according to defence attorney Om Lalla, could not even find his way to the Port of Spain High Court and there was no other representative from the local football body. Former TTFF President Oliver Camps, who is also a defendant, was absent too along with his lawyer, Annabelle Sooklal.
Justice Rampersad slammed the behavior of the defendants as "deplorable" and found an "obvious conflict of interest" in the shared legal team of Warner and the TTFF. However, he dismissed the World Cup players' attempts to join Warner to the case as the circumstances did not merit it "at this time".
David De Peiza, George Hislop and Phillip Lamont represented the "Soca Warriors" in court today; World Cup players Brent Sancho, Cyd Gray, Anthony Wolfe and David Atiba Charles were also present.
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