Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

| 08/02/2016 | 124 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jeffrey Webb and his wife, Kendra Gamble-Webb, celebrate her 40th birthday in style at their mansion in Loganville, Georgia

(CNS): As his old friend and business partner began settling into his new life in jail this weekend, former CIFA president and FIFA VP, Jeffrey Webb, was enjoying a lavish party at his Georgia mansion. Still under house arrest, Webb hosted a celebration for his wife’s 40th birthday at their home in Loganville, just outside Atlanta, which, according to evidence in the recent CarePay trial, was paid for by the people of the Cayman Islands through his criminal conspiracy with Canover Watson.

Pictures posted on Facebook by friends and family who were at the event this past weekend show Webb, who has been convicted of racketeering in the massive FIFA scandal, playing Blackjack and drinking champagne at a Harlem Renaissance theme party just hours after Watson, his friend and neighbour, was sentenced by a Grand Court judge to seven years for corruption and conspiracy with Webb to commit fraud.

Webb has not answered charges or stood trial in connection with the CarePay case because of his current situation in the US over the FIFA scandal. However, he was charged alongside Watson with fraud and money laundering offences for his role in the conspiracy regarding the hospital payment system contract. Evidence revealed during the nine-week trial supported allegations that Webb was a beneficial owner of AIS Cayman Ltd and received cash payments from the bank account created for the local firm, which secured the payment and verification contract in partnership with AIS in Jamaica.

Webb was accused of transferring funds from AIS to an account in the United States, which was used to buy the home where he is now under house arrest and where the weekend party was held. Having admitted various racketeering offences in relation to the FIFA investigation by the UD justice department, Webb is expected to be sentenced for those crimes in June.

Watson also owns a home near to Webb’s but it is one of a number of assets that the local authorities are hoping to confiscate as they begin legal proceedings to recover the money that prosecutors believe Watson and Webb syphoned off from the hospital contract.

Cayman News Service

Jeffrey Webb at his wife’s 40th birthday party inside their Georgia mansion

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Is this the same Jeff Webb that asked the judge to allow him to change his bail terms so he could stay at his home in Georgia because he “couldn’t afford” the rent in Brooklyn and to pay for security on his Georgia home? Also, so he could care for their young child so his wife could “look for work”? They sure landed on their feet very quickly and are doing very well, unlike most other people who struggle for quite a while sometimes when misfortune hit them.

    Then again…we all know WHY they’re able to throw this big bash and continue to be so well off in the first place.

    I hope that they (Law) find and take it all back, or his wife decides to take what they don’t find and leave or spend all while he serves his time, or his sentence is so long (between US and Cayman) he won’t be able to enjoy it any longer anyway.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All I can think of are those never ending commercials for that stupid soap opera, Tyler Perry’s “The Have’s and The Have Not’s”.

  3. blah blah blah says:

    Just proves that money doesn’t buy one class. Trash is trash, no matter how you dress it up.

  4. Anonymous says:

    No local big wigs in there / in the pics? Especially considering gambling going on 😉

    • Anonymous says:

      Man dem dam lawya fees too high man. $650.00 a owa? He mabbi nuts. N di same chuch a gi da two mils to dey done tell mi mussn come back dey fi dat.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Arrogance beyond belief. Nothing more you can say.

  6. Not a bad mix says:

    Hey Canova Watson is not a bloodline Caymanian. He is a Jamaican with Cayman Papers like 80% of the people who makes up the fabric of these islands. He is not related to the Watson’s of this country. He came here when he was 8 years old with humble decent blue collar parents. His parents worked their baxside off to give him a solid education and both were very proud of him as he climbed the corporate ladder. I remember when his poor humble mom would walk the streets of George Town and with pride engage the islanders in conversations of how well her son was doing. It is now proven that he is a thief, but let us lay the cards where it belongs. Canova is not a Caymanian thief but a Jamaican thief. Jeff is half Caymanian and half Jamaican which is not a bad mix. Point taken?

    • Anonymous says:

      If Cydonnie and Kareem learned how to run and jump in Cayman then we have to accept that Jeff and Canover learned how to steal in Cayman as well. The good ones did well because of the support they received from the community and the bad ones did really bad because the community turned a blind eye to what was happening. One does not reach the peak before losing his moral compass, that happened long before they reached their high offices.

    • Anonymous says:

      Now you know they have Jamaican roots. When they were in their elements they were ‘caymanians’ but now trouble and they are thieving Jamaicans. I PITY YOU.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do not know what you’re talking about, Canova’s dad was born in Jamaica to Caymanian parents and lived there all his life untill moving to Cayman with his family in the late 1970’s….Canova’s grandparents migrated to Jamaica from East End in the 1930’s and never returned home. Majority, if not all of today’s Watson’s no longer live in the district of East End and most family information has been lost or forgotten. Canova has family in the Rock Hole area of George Town, go there and talk to them, they will tell you about Canova’s father.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, because there has never been a “pure” Cayman criminal right? If he has a Cayman passport, he is Caymanian. End of story and your racist diatribe.

    • anonymous says:

      Jeff is a caymanian. Get your facts right bruhhhhhh

    • anonymous says:

      Wow! Jeff is awesome! I wish I was invited! Sick of these dry parties on this rock! Fat Tuesday was dry in town when will our island have some fun!

      Sad young caymanian

    • CE says:

      It just goes to show how ignorant you and others like are… thief??? How you draw that conclusion without knowing all the facts.. SMH!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    And there are STILL other ongoing investigations. I wonder what will be the final toll of money taken?

  8. Anonymous says:

    yes if you do wrong you must pay the consequences

    But this is all very still sad as this is someones Sons, uncles, fathers and nephews

    there is so much embarrasment on the famiies

    dont refuoice as what they did could have been done by your /our family member as weell

    Did anyone hear me screaming that most of our men are in CRISIS

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