Webb can’t afford NY house arrest

| 27/08/2015 | 60 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jeffrey Webb

(CNS): The cost of financing his own house arrest in New York is driving Jeffrey Webb, the former CONCACAF president and FIFA Vice President broke, according to claims filed in the courts. Caught up in the massive FIFA corruption and bribery scandal, the Caymanian football boss was released by the US authorities on a $10 million bond on condition he live within 20 miles of the Brooklyn court where the case is being prosecuted and pay for the relevant bail security.

But The New York Post is reporting that Webb can no longer afford to pay for accommodation and security in the pricey location and wants to move to his own home in Georgia.

Webb (50) is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes in his role as the football boss and when he first arrived in New York he used a collection of designer watches, his wife’s diamonds, several luxury cars and numerous properties to cover the whopping $10 million bail bond to stay out of jail. But the house arrest conditions are becoming increasingly onerous, given that the former banker’s finances are also frozen.

The New York paper said that the court filing reveals that Webb wants his supervised release moved to his family’s home in Loganville, Georgia, as the cost of paying for 24-hour monitoring in New York has become unmanageable.

“The costs associated with maintaining his residence in close proximity to this courthouse and paying for the required security detail for the month that Mr Webb has been in the United States are now posing extraordinary financial and logistical burdens on Mr Webb and his immediate family,” the letter filed in the Brooklyn court addressed to Judge Raymond Dearie states. “This financial burden is worsened by the fact that nearly the entirety of Mr and Mrs Webb’s cash savings is maintained in bank accounts that are encumbered as a result of the indictment and forfeiture allegations in this case.”

Webb argued that living with his family would also allow him to take care of his young child, giving his wife, who is a doctor, a chance to find work.

The Post states that federal prosecutors are not opposing the bail modification as long as current security measures remain in place, paving the way for Webb to move to his Atlanta home.

One of more than a dozen FIFA officials swept up in the massive global football corruption probe, which could last months, Webb is next due to appear in a New York court in October.

He has also been charged by the Cayman Islands authorities in connection with a local corruption case relating to a contract with the George Town hospital for a card-payment contract. Alongside his former FIFA and CIFA colleague and alleged business partner, Canover Watson, and Watson’s former PA, Miriam Rodrigues, Webb is charged with fraud and breach of trust in the CarePay case.

A warrant was issued for Webb’s arrest and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had indicated it was going to seek his extradition when he was still in Switzerland. However, following Webb’s agreement to go to the United States, it is not clear if the Cayman authorities have made any moves to enable Webb to face the local charges while his FIFA case rolls on.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Crime, UK, World News

Comments (60)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. The Country With No Plan.., says:

    I am amazed at the amount of blogs and the level of hateful messages being voiced over Jeff Webb’s ordeal. Why does it matter so much to the bloggers? He stole nothing from you nor me. Yet you sit by idly and watch our Government waste your money and you say or do nothing about it, except go dutifully to the pools and vote the same “friends or family in”. $150,000 for an E & Y report, $millions on the Port, $millions on the millionth report on the dump, $hundreds of thousands on the education system – and no changes, no projects..,, and we worried about Jeff Webb and FIFA? Seriously? We need to clean up our house first.

    • Anonymous says:

      Which “pool” are you talking about? Not the Cayman-shaped pool in the Georgia Mansion I’m sure. Must be the CIFA “polls” at their sham elections this weekend you meant.

    • Anonymous says:

      The people are speaking. Sounds like you don’t like what they’re saying. Oh my.

    • Anonymous says:

      8:49, obviously the “big picture” escapes your level of thinking or understanding.

  2. caymanaindonkey says:

    Ahhhh, poor old Jeffery has no money!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think he should use this time to get use to his cell so when the time come he won’t need to adjust to his new home.

    • anonymous ? says:

      SOON TO BE!! BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!! Mr. Webb will soon be living in his MANSION in ATL!!! sipping champagne and relaxing in his big pool that is shaped like Cayman. Keep tune to CNS!!. Happy for you and your family. Mr. Webb. You go Jefee! Enjoy your life.

    • Anonymous says:

      Have to ask how a low level bank employee managed to get funds to meet $10million bond……that alone is grounds for asking a few more questions. Didn’t realize there was that much income from the ” bakery “.

    • Anonymous says:

      He looks so sad in the photo.

  4. Sharkey says:

    I am just so happy to see that people understand what a mess that Webb has gotten himself into and loosing everything so quick after being so high on himself and his game, not football. I wish to remind Webb that it’s hard going up in life , but easier coming down.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You play u must know u can pay.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wah wah wah, poor baby….you should have thought about your actions before doing them. You can rent something cheaper in New York, you don’t need luxury. Better get used to that, cells don’t have the luxurious that you were once use to either.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t worry webbie you can rent a room in Harlem for under 400.0 a month. Get use to it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Remember the $4,000 per Night Swiss penthouses they were busted in?
    Just One Night’s stay for the bunch of them (in separate rooms, plus expenses) could have funded the local football for a year!

  7. Anonymous says:

    The moment of truth has arrived time to start “SNITCHIN” bobo!

  8. Expense Account says:

    Same guy who was staying in a $4000 a night room in Switzerland?

    Life is tough without an expense account….

    Welcome to the real world!

    • Sense of Entitlement says:

      Just imagine what it is like for the daughters who previously lived the life of luxury? No more “but daddy, I want an Oompah-Loompah” for them

  9. Anonymous says:

    There has been a slight delay in transferring the funds from the Honk Kong bank to the Miami bank to the swimming pool builder in New York.

  10. Frau Mintee says:

    Yes Pappie!!! all dat money u spent on tattle talers at the Concacaf office Now living it up in MIA HQ at your expense eh?

  11. Afrowater Inc says:

    Brucie will send him couple dollars after the “election” tomorrow I’m sure. Hang tight Jeffie old boy. CIFA got your back.

  12. Anonymous says:

    strange the way webb or this whole issue is never discussed on the radio talk shows…..more caymanian ostrich mentality….

    • Cass says:

      They must be afraid to STEP on some toes….more to come though, stay tuned.

    • Anonymous says:

      Poor Sterling doesn’t dare offend his Caymanian listeners who only want good news about Cayman culture (like gay bashing and pepper jelly at Camana Bay market)) and Orrett is so busy trying to build a base for himself to run in the next election he is trying to figure out what to say that will win him support. Criticizing a once popular black Caymanian is risky for someone like him.

    • Anonymous. Concern caymanian says:

      So why don’t you call the radio talk show and start the discussion. What happen you scared or what. You start the talk show discussion and we caymanians will follow you. Come on lets do it . Stop hiding behind cons.

  13. Anonymous says:

    How unfortunate, what a great opportunity lost for him personally and for the Cayman Islands, President of CONCACAF and VP of FIFA, a very desirable position and one that he could have had for many years and we in the Cayman Islands could have benefit from it,in the short time he was at the helm of CONCACAF we were fortunate to host the U15 boys and girls tournament, the U20 girls finals and numerous other FIFA and CONCACAF conference and forums, the economist impact was very positive for the island.
    However, after so many years in charge of CIFA Mr Webb is not able to point at something tangible that he can say he built, e,g the unfinished goal project.
    By now he probably realized no one really need so many expensive watches.

    • Anonymous says:

      You fail to understand that he would not have reached any level of significance within FIFA if he was a man of good character and integrity.

      • Cass says:

        @ 12:48. Are you suggesting the entire FIFA organization is corrupt? Further, are you suggesting that they used Jeff as the fall guy as well as the others? You have made a very broad statement and yet 10 people follow behind you to suggest they agree? If FIFA is corrupt to the core why wasn’t Sepp Blatter arrested? You sound like you know more than the general public, so do share!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Well maybe the facebook peanut gallery who were so quick to jump to his defence can pool together to fund his bail conditions…oh wait they don’t DO anything, whinging only!

    • Anonymous says:

      They were his extended family pulling the race card-only because he black etc. But even they are now shocked at the revelations.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Boo hoo

    Which is worse, waiting in prison, or moving into a Brooklyn motel instead of a nice New York penthouse.

    Then he could look after his young daughter there and his wife can go back to work. What exactly is he doing everyday, that his wife has o look after his daughter?

  16. Anonymous says:

    he could always save money by spending his time in prison while in trial like most other people that cant afford house arrest. What am I saying “he is better than THOSE people”.

  17. Yehudi says:

    Hear that faint, mournful noise? Yes, you are right, it is the world’s smallest violin playing.

  18. Knot S Smart says:

    Poor guy!!!
    Living high off the hog – now he might have to get a bunk at a prison…
    And I hear those New York prisoners love fresh pork…

  19. Fear Play says:

    The U.S. Justice system is largely based on the concept of “extracted settlement”. Arms are twisted, amounts are fixed, assets are transferred to the state and jail terms are adjusted accordingly. Guilt or innocence are of minor consideration.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can only take so many cases to trial. The US would love to try this case although if he can help nail Jack Warner, he can probably get a deal.

      • Gaol Tender says:

        Nope. The U.S. (and, more precisely, the State of New York) just wants a slice of the action.

        • Anonymous says:

          You seem to think they work on commission. Convictions and jail time are what get promotions. The money just goes to the Treasury, a different department. Much less glory in a plea bargain fine.

      • Anonymous says:

        Remember the guys in Africa who were murdered before testifying. These are dangerous people in.and attached to this organization.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Has he no watches left? He could pawn them.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Many individuals charged with fraud in the US claim penury when they are not keen to flag up the location of assets located offshore.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Out of money Bobo? I’m certain a jail in New York would save him lots of $$

  23. gray matter says:

    Maybe CIFA will talk to Ozzie to send the CI$ 127,000.00 to help cover their Boss Webb finance problem.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Who cares……put him in cell and let him rot!!

    • Anonymous says:

      If he needs a friend Dudus is near by.

    • Anonymous. Concern caymanian says:

      I hope you don’t have any kids or grand children. That could also rot In the cayman jail. What you wish on Webb may come through for you in real life.. Be very careful that karma follow you and your family. Have a beautiful cayman weekend. Peace out!,

  25. Anonymous says:

    He is the property of the State let them pick up his expense.

    • Anonymous says:

      A major part of Mr. Webb’s bail conditions is to avoid going back to jail, while the case is in the NY Courts. If he is unable to sustain his own living, and security, he will be remanded in custody. I’m sure Mr. Webb doesn’t want the ultimate enforcement ruling, in his case, of “Property of the State”, that would have him lose his comforts & land him back in jail; thus, losing his freedom- again. In the U.S., he’s not afforded the continued luxuries [of living], like Canova, in the Cayman Islands.

  26. Anonymous says:

    All part of the lead up to him singing like a canary?

  27. Anonymous says:

    Ah diddums, Jeffwee will have to slum it in his million dollar mansion. My heart bleeds to see him fallen in to such dire straits. Maybe we should have a whip round?

  28. Anonymous says:

    Must be rough at the Bronx Motel 6

  29. Anonymous says:

    He could reduce expenses by sharing an apartment with Jack Warner.

  30. Anonymous says:

    I almost feel sorry for him!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Just think about the countless footballers that has been disenfranchised locally because of his avariceious mentality. I have seen many things in life paupers turn to kings and kings turn to paupers. Snuff said

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.