Webb to learn his fate in January

| 11/10/2017 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former Cayman Islands and regional football boss, Jeffery Webb, is now due to be sentenced for his part in the global FIFA scandal in January, according to listings from a New York court. Webb fell far from grace when he was arrested in Switzerland in a US probe into football corruption while he was VP of the organisation in May 2015. He pleaded guilty in November of that year to conspiracy in various racketeering offences but has remained under house arrest on a $10 million plus bond ever since. 

The expected sentencing of Webb has been delayed numerous times, but as trials for those caught up in the scandal who denied the charges begin next month, those officials who admitted their guilt have seen their sentences constantly deferred. Given the time that Webb has spent under curfew and his agreement to forfeit over S$1.7 million as part of his plea deal, he may avoid any real jail time in the United States.

However, the Cayman authorities are likely to seek Webb’s extradition back to his native country if he dodges incarceration in America. The once local business man and banker is charged here with fraud and money laundering for his part in the hospital corruption scandal relating to the payment system CarePay with his friend and business partner, Canover Watson.

Webb is not the only Cayman connection to the FIFA scandal. His former assistant and CIFA official, Costas Takkas, has also pleaded guilty to money laundering charges after he admitted earlier this year to helping Webb. He is expected to be sentenced at the end of this month.

See details of the trials and sentence hearings in the FIFA probe in the CNS Library

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Stupid !! Where have you all been lately? Jeff webb was not the founder of this mess. Keep on hoping to see him jail. United States is not Cayman Island. XXXXX




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Jeff Webb, Jeff Webb-surprise, surprised. You are a bunch of idiots to sit and think that Jeff Webb has done anything worse than what some of you have done and is still doing. Your time hasn’t comes yes, that’s all. Anyway sit and starve yourself to death until January 2018 arrives.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Please stop wasting time reporting news about Jeff Webb, he is a crook and do not deserve any more time from any of us. Instead report something about the current state of football in the country, it is a disgrace and Jeff Webb friends still running the show.
    They have now created a “Super League” by watering down the quality of the teams! 16 teams competing at the same level in a population of 60K people. The Premier League was already poor and in need of competition. The games in this new Super League will be no more that basically Sunday kick about. The idea must be to kill the game once and for all.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Lol seems as if your mouth or fingers could do a 10K run but not you….grow a pair there is zero competition here.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Jeff Webb is a low life, scum bag, coward who stole from his country, let down the youth in the football league, brought shame to cayman with the damaging international headlines and now feels like because he “flipped” and grassed up others he should not have to face the music. Listen, you can dress him up in his full suits, parade him around like the proud peacock that most Caymanians bought in to (for the sake of them wanting to live large on his coattail) but at the end of the day he’s just as selfish as he’s always been. For once Jeff man up you did the crime, do the time and then go crawl undear a rock somewhere! When are the others that were also involved and/or knew the corrupt dealings going to face the music???




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  5. Anonymous says:

    He will definitely do time. Unlike in Cayman, US doesn’t consider house arrest equivalent to jailtime.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Just in time for Heroes Day? How about one year there is a celebration of the corrupt of Cayman? At least that would save money on a statue since there is already on of Jim Bodden.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You mean the Heroes Day aka Land Pirates Day, Sculldugery Day. Why don’t we just combine Pirates Week and the so called Heroes Day, now that would be more in keeping with our cultural traditions.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    In January he will know his fate in July. This cat has 20 lives.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Bring him back and put him on trial here, pretty obvious he has been squealing and will do no time so let him face court here for his alleged crimes.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Put his political enabler friends in the dock alongside him forthe CIFA missing funds as well as the Conniver scandal. Those in charge looked the other way and now it’s time to pay.




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      • Anonymous says:

        3:56pm those accomplices have all jumped on the gravey train, and were baptized. They are now Saints of the Devil.j




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      • Anonymous says:

        There’s zero chance of him or anyone else being charged or convicted in Cayman. Look how long it took for anything to happen at CIFA despite it being public knowledge what had gone on there. What about the well connected Caymanians who were with Webb in Switzerland? ACC doesn’t want to know.




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      • Anonymous says:

        With Cayman juries, things like overwhelming evidence of guilt do not get in the way of an acquittal.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Send him back to Jamaica.




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      • Anonymous says:

        You’re so stupid!!! why don’t you put your mouth where your [email protected]@ is. Maybe it would make more sense. Jeff Webb is born bred Caymanian. Both parents are born bred Caymanians. You’re a worm eaten hateful bastard that will never get no where in life for the cause of hatred




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  9. Shadow says:

    Rat!!!




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  10. Eyes Wide Shut says:

    Jeff Webb will never see inside a jail in the USA or the Cayman Islands.

    He is Cayman’s Teflon Don who was lauded by the same politicians past and present XXXX they enjoyed the spoils and gifts from a corrupt person like Webb and a corrupt organization like FIFA. Think about how many politicians, business leaders, ministers and mla’s, law firm partners have enjoyed the gifts, trips and five star treatment at games or tournaments without paying a penny because of Jeff Webb?

    They all knew FIFA and CIFA were corrupt organizations at their core for years but comfortable enough to enjoy all benefits. This makes them all as bad as Jeff Webb. Local politicians and financial institutions, law firms, attorneys local and expatriate together facilitated and benefitted personally and politically from his every request. Webb should pay for the crimes he committed but so should all the individuals who gladly took the gifts especially PEP’s and business leaders who benefited for many years.




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  11. West bay Premier says:

    It should have been decided January 1998.




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  12. SSM345 says:

    Who wants to make a bet that he will get no prison sentence due to the length of time he has spent on house arrest? He no doubt has been squealing and is making restitution payments so he will be rewarded for that by the US authorities. The blockbuster movie will also be in the works but not sure who would be producing this as Harvey is in rehab.




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    • anonymous says:

      Denzel Washington will be starring as Jeffrey Webb in the new FIFA movie I heard that serious discussions are being made about this movie. its going to be shot in Switzerland,Cayman Islands and the USA.




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  13. Tuna says:

    He had to snitch on everybody else,the FBI used him like a dutty rag until they Jammed up all the players,he might get 3 years if that. Can’t do the time don’t do the crime specially on the backs of our peoples progress! Don’t feel sorry, he could have done so much more for Cayman football,all the millions can’t help you now! Greed gets you every time.🇰🇾




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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please, don’t even mention about doing something for Cayman football? I remember hearing him on the radio talking about the government ( which they deserved) about not putting enough money into the football programmes, I guess that would be more for him. I believe right now the Cayman Islands are at an all time low point. Why are they so many crazy greedy persons swooning down on us. What has happened to dignity, honesty and integrity? We never used to be like this. Why are so many Caymanians and expats ripping us off left right and centre. You know many years ago, like in the 50s to 80s most people were very careful about their reputation and the way they were viewed. I cannot understand what happened. So sad. Does anyone out there have any answers.i keep reminding my grown children and little grandchildren that a good name is a prized possession, that if you want something in life and not born into money you have to be prepared to study and work hard. I hope for the future there are many mothers, dads, granddads and grandmas out there saying the same things.




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      • Chris Johnson says:

        I like your comments and obviously you are not a youngster. That is not my point. In 1969 I recall playing both cricket and football in George Town and West Bay, with the likes of Jimmy Powell, Benson, Renard, the Wight family , Skinny and others. We all had an amazing amount energy as well as fun but respect for each other. No animosity whatsoever. Where did it all go wrong?

        I think the almighty dollar did us no good.

        In conclusion I recall all those beautiful days after a match, football or cricket when we were all mates sharing a beer or two,; we recalled missed goals , missed catches; . Did it matter?no way. We partied on. Such days cannot be replicated, but the memories linger on.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Have you been living under a rock? Me and my footballers still have fun and memories going on to this day. Every sunday night after game food and session. you need to join us pal! SIX LOVE domino match!




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      • Anonymous says:

        you sound like one them caymanian wannabe beggers that be outside in Town KFC begging tourist for money making our island look 3rd world and broke. that why the cruise ship passengers dont want to over night here. too much beggers depending on handouts from gov funds!!




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Wait, is this still considered a White Collar crime?




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