FIFA issues warnings to David Hinds, Mark Bob Forde – Others banned

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FIFA Press Release…

The FIFA Ethics Committee, chaired by Claudio Sulser (Switzerland), has today (14 October 2011) taken decisions regarding the ethics proceedings that had been opened in August against several Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials. The proceedings had been opened in regard to apparent violations of the Code of Ethics connected to the investigation of the cases related to the special meeting of the CFU held in Trinidad & Tobago on 10 and 11 May 2011.

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.

With the exception of the titles, all the above is a FIFA Press Release dated Friday, October 14, 2011. Original here.

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7 responses to “FIFA issues warnings to David Hinds, Mark Bob Forde – Others banned

  1. anon

    They lucky other BFA exec members would have taken the money

  2. 84

    Imagine, doing the right thing and saying no to taking money and they got a warning. Seems Fifa should be pomoting this as the only positive that came out of the whole mess!

  3. Little or no action

    Its really quite outrageous that organizations like the EU and various other governments and their agencies selectively choose to occasionally enforce a code of ethics when the Barbadian government refuses to implement basic Integrity and accountability legislation for its people.

    Are all these bureaucrats and bodies a little too comfortable with their respective gravy trains to show some leadership?

  4. David was innocent long time and i knew it all along. FIFA tried to scape goat the small caribbean but they must now realize that we are the future nucleus of victories in football. One Caribbean. One Love. One Heart.

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  6. Jerry Clark

    I am always bemused but never surprised at our poor standard of ethics.

    We no longer recognise that a person have a moral duty to uphold what is right and honourable. David Hinds is a paid executive of the BFA and should be held to a higher standard than all and sundry.

    It may be evident that neither he nor Mr. Forde took any money but both were privy to the bribery and none reported this as an issue. I would have felt very proud if the BFA was the whistleblower, instead of being subject to this investigation and receiving a warning.

    We must never lose sight of the fact that you don’t receive a warning for right doing. We have a long way to go understand and eradicate this type of malign behavior. This is a bigger silent killer than cancer, actually its a social cancer, it appears in our society as occupational fraud and political scheming with the misuse of public funds right down to crop thief.

    The long and short of this all is that the BFA has to clean house by first getting rid of an executive, who prefers to remain silent in the mist of adversary.

  7. millertheanunnaki

    @ Jerry Clark;
    Well said!
    People with integrity are sorely missing in public life in this country.
    The society comes down hard on crop thieves and muggers but turn a blind eye to those fraudsters parading as businessmen and public officials.

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