Ex-world soccer powerbroker Jack Warner resigned as national security minister of Trinidad & Tobago some 48 hours after a regional soccer group's ethics panel accused him and another top former official of enriching themselves through fraud.
In a brief statement Sunday night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that Warner offered to resign from her Cabinet and that she accepted his decision. She had raised eyebrows last June when she named Warner as the national security minister, calling him a ''man of action.''
''I wish to thank Mr. Warner for his service to the government and people of Trinidad & Tobago,'' Persad-Bissessar said, adding that she had advised Trinidad's governor general to appoint another lawmaker to lead the security ministry.
Warner's resignation came shortly after an ethics panel of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football released a report charging that Warner and a former secretary general of the group enriched t...