(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based on the final report of the investigatory chamber, which recommends that Webb, a former president of CONCACAF and CIFA, and a former VP of FIFA, should be banned for life from all football-related activities for a catalogue of violations of the association’s code of ethics.
FIFA said in a release that Webb would be invited to submit his position with regard to the final report of the investigatory chamber and may request a hearing.
Webb (54), from the Cayman Islands, pleaded guilty in New York last November to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies in relation to the massive FIFA probe undertaken by the US authorities. He remains under house arrest at his luxury home, near Atlanta, Georgia, and he is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
He also faces charges here in Cayman in relation to a major corruption case, for which his long-time friend and business partner, Canover Watson, was found guilty of five corruption related charges and handed a seven-year jail term last month.
CNS has learned that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will be seeking Webb’s extradition to Cayman to stand trial in the same case but the timing of that application will depend on the outcome of his sentence in the United States.