September 29, 2020

Jeffrey Webb new sentencing date announced

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Jeff Webb IMAGE: CONCACAF

UPDATE: We have just received confirmation that the date September 15, 2020 for his sentencing hearing as shown above still stands.

Jeffrey D. Webb (born 24 September 1964) is the former president of CONCACAF, Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), and FIFA vice president.

Webb was arrested for corruption charges on 27 May 2015 by Swiss police acting at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The indictment, which named fourteen other individuals related to FIFA, included racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. In addition to senior soccer officials, the indictment also named sports-marketing executives from the United States and South America who are accused of paying more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for media deals associated with major soccer tournaments. Other soccer officials charged are Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo, Jack Warner, Julio Rocha Lopez, Costas Takkas, Rafael Esquivel andNicolás Leoz. Charges were also made against the sports-marketing executives Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis. Authorities also charged José Margulies as an intermediary who facilitated illegal payments.

On November 23rd 2015 Webb pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million.

In May 2015, he was banned by FIFA Ethics Committee.

NOTE: The majority of the above was taken from Wikipedia

For nearly five years now Webb has been waiting to be sentenced. After TEN times, all the sentencing hearings have been postponed.

The latest schedules date is now set for September 15, 2020 at 10:00am before the Honorable Pamela K. Chen United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York – Courtroom 4F – North.

We await to see if this one will actually take place.

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