Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, has vowed to tell investigators all he knows about corruption within the world football governing body.
He made the pledge on Thursday in an address titled “The gloves are off” broadcast in Trinidad and Tobago, saying that he feared for his life, but would reveal everything he knew.
He said: “There can be no reversal of the course of action I’ve now embarked upon”.
He said some of the documents he had related to financial dealings with FIFA, some of which are being investigated by US authorities. But he also said he had documents linking FIFA with the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago government elections.
“I have kept quiet, fearing this day might come. I will do so no more,” he said.
“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country.”
Warner is among more than a dozen officials charged by the US Department of Justice with running a criminal enterprise that involved more than US$150 million in bribes.
Prosecutors say Warner solicited bribes worth millions and charged him with offences including racketeering and bribery.
Warner’s address came hours after American Chuck Blazer, another former FIFA executive committee member, admitted taking bribes relating to a range of tournaments, including the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.