(CNS): For the third time over the last year, the sentence hearing for Jeffrey Webb for his convictions in the FIFA scandal has been put off and the former local and regional football boss remains under a limited house arrest in Atlanta, Georgia. According to reports from the sports news website, Inside World Football, Webb’s lawyers managed to postpone the court hearing for the third time and he will now be sentenced next May – two years after his arrest in Zürich on corruption conspiracy charges.
It is not clear why Webb requested or was given the adjournment but it continues to impact his possible extradition back to the Cayman Islands to answer charges in another corruption case relating to the $11 million CarePay contract scandal at the hospital in George Town.
Webb has been charged in the that case with fraud and money laundering offences. His business partner, Canover Watson, was convicted after a trial earlier this year and is currently serving a seven-year term at HMP Northward. During the trial, which took place in Webb’s absence, Watson implicated Webb in the fraud while he attempted to diminish his part in any corrupt practices.
Until Webb’s case is completed in the US, however, local authorities here cannot begin the extradition proceedings.
Webb currently remains under electronic monitoring, though he is now allowed to travel further than the confines of his lavish home near Atlanta. Webb was placed under semi-house arrest after raising a bail of around $10 million, based mostly on luxury goods and property. He has admitted racketeering conspiracy, as well as wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy and has given up over CI$6 million to the US authorities so far.