Former top FIFA official Jack Warner has been accused of stealing a $462,000 stadium development donation that was given to his football organisation by Football Federation Australia (FFA) in 2010. Head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) at the time, Warner allegedly met with FFA representatives who agreed to deposit the funds into an account he controlled. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the grant was intended for the upgrade of the Marvin Lee Stadium in a bid to host the World Cup, but was “never recorded” by the FFA, who have assisted the recent investigation into the funds. Headed by several former judges, the panel investigating CONCACAF has found that Warner “pocketed” the money without reporting it as income, and noted his previous convictions of corruption prior to the grant. While an FFA spokesperson has claimed that funding for its World Cup bid campaign met the requirements of the Australian government and has been “completely transparent”, as ABC News reports, the incident has raised concerns over other grants it gave to soccer organisations in 2010. The FFA maintains that it was not aware of this alleged misuse of funds until the panel’s report was released; the panel determined that Warner “committed fraud and misappropriated funds” and in doing so, breached his fiduciary duties to CONCACAF. After the release of the findings, Warner has resigned as the Minister of Security of Tobago and Trinidad, while the FFA has written to CONCACAF with regards to what actions will be required from this point.