February 21, 2024

Former Cayman Islands Football Association secretary receives life ban and fine from FIFA

Costas Takkas, former CIFA secretary and aide to former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, has received a life ban from FIFA and a US$1.03M fine. See AP story below: FIFA life bans for 3 who pleaded guilty in US case ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee has imposed life bans on three officials for bribery […]

Cayman Islands football seeks a fresh start after corruption scandals

By INSIDER Miguel Hernandez From World Football Insider (WFI) CONCACAF will announce a new era in its football competitions this Wednesday in Miami. For one of its attendees, the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), the event revealing details of the Nations League should also mark a fresh start. Its new president, Alfredo Whittaker, knows that his […]

Costas Takkas: The king or the kingmaker? [Costas Takkas has been sentenced to 15 months in prison]

By Collister M. Fahie From Caribbean News Now Sentencing of defendants reveals behind the scenes maneuvering of the Feds, because Costas Takkas was put “in almost complete isolation for 29 months after his arrest” in the FIFAGATE scandal. Jeffrey Webb, on the other hand, “parties lavishly with his wife on her birthday” and has been […]

Webb sentencing delayed again, this time until May 2017

From Inside World Football Former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has succeeded in having his sentencing delayed for a third time. Webb, who has pleaded guilty in the FIFA corruption cases brought by the US Department, will now be sentenced by a US federal court judge on May 11 next year. Webb, who is currently under […]

Cayman Islands Football: Former players vie to replace Webb [Ramoon elected President]

From Sportsmax Two former national representatives are set to battle for the post of Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president, a post left vacant since the arrest of Jeffrey Webb. The candidates, a former national team captain Lee Ramoon and Alfredo Whittaker, a goalkeeper, will be the only two to face the electorate on Saturday.  […]

Fifa corruption scandal: US releases three guilty plea transcripts

Agence France-Presse From The Guardian UK US judge released the transcripts from three prominent defendants in which they expressed regret and suggested that bribery in the organization was widespread ‘I abused my position to obtain bribes and kickbacks for my personal benefit,’ Jeffrey Webb said. A US judge released transcripts Monday of guilty pleas from […]

Cayman bank lent $240,000 to company owned by disgraced former FIFA officials

From Curacao Chronicle GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Former Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president, Jeffrey Webb, borrowed money from Fidelity Bank in the Cayman Islands on behalf of a sports firm he owned with Jack Warner, his predecessor at CONCACAF, with the help of Webb’s former business partner Canover […]

Former Cayman Islands football chief fingers Panamanian corporations in FIFA corruption scandal

From CaribFlame Jeffrey Webb, the former head of the Cayman Islands Football Association, and who had pleaded guilty to his involvement in the massive FIFA corruption probe, has been cooperating with US law enforcement authorities in their investigation into the payment of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. His assistance has reportedly been a […]

Jeff Webb running out of cash and wants to go home

By Selim Algar From New York Post Indicted ex-FIFA exec says home confinement driving him broke Freedom is coming at ​too steep​ a​ price​, an embattled former FIFA soccer boss​ whines in a plea for more lenient bail terms.​ ​I​ndicted former FIFA vice president, Jeffrey Webb, claims ​in the new filing ​that his round-the-clock home […]

Switzerland will rule on FIFA extraditions next month

From The Tico Times GENEVA, Switzerland – The Swiss Justice Ministry will rule next month on the extradition requests filed by the United States against six FIFA officials who have been accused of corruption, a spokesman said Monday. Swiss police detained seven executives from world football’s governing body in Zurich in May, as part of […]