FIFA Ethics Committee opens ethics proceedings against 16 CFU officials
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The FIFA Ethics Committee has today (11 August 2011) opened ethics proceedings against 16 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials 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. 
 
One of the officials, Colin Klass (Guyana), has been provisionally suspended from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) by the chairman of the Ethics Committee, Claudio Sulser (Switzerland), after consideration of the specific information received on this matter. 
 
Judge Robert T. Torres, a member of the Ethics Committee, has been entrusted by the committee with supervising and directing the investigation. With the approval of the committee, he has engaged Freeh Group International Europe (FGI Europe) and the secretariat of the Ethics Committee to assist the committee with this task. The Ethics Committee will contact the 16 officials to arrange further interviews in connection with these proceedings. 
 
It is important to note that the investigations are still ongoing, and that it is therefore possible that further proceedings could be opened in the future. 
 
The 16 officials are as follows: 
 
David Hinds, Mark Bob Forde (Barbados) 
Franka Pickering, Aubrey Liburd (British Virgin Islands) 
David Frederick (Cayman Islands) 
Osiris Guzman, Felix Ledesma (Dominican Republic) 
Colin Klass, Noel Adonis (Guyana) 
Yves Jean-Bart (Haiti) 
Anthony Johnson (St. Kitts and Nevis) 
Patrick Mathurin (St. Lucia) 
Joseph Delves, Ian Hypolite (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) 
Richard Groden (Trinidad and Tobago) 
Hillaren Frederick (US Virgin Islands)