Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

| 22/08/2018 | 24 Comments
Cayman News Service, Jeff Webb

Jeffrey Webb, former FIFA vice president

(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeff Webb,  who was convicted of racketeering offences relating to his time as president of the regional football body CONCACAF, has managed to postpone his sentence for the seventh time, according to information from the US court in New York dealing with the case. Webb has already given up over $6.7 million in relation to the FIFA bribery and corruption scandal, in which he was heavily involved. He was due to be sentenced on 7 September but his attorneys wrote to the courts on Monday asking for a six-month delay.

There is no indication in the letter why his lawyers requested the delay but they indicated there was no objection from prosecutors.

Webb pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy back in November 2016 following his high-profile arrest, along with other FIFA executives and officials from sports marketing firms, at the football organisation’s annual meeting in Zürich in 2015. Webb, who now lives in Georgia, was first jailed in Switzerland but was then placed under house arrest in the US.

It is not clear why Webb’s sentencing hearings have been constantly postponed but it undermines the Cayman authorities’ ability to apply for Webb’s extradition to Cayman, where he is wanted in connection with a hospital corruption scandal here.

His local business partner, Canover Watson, has already been tried, convicted, sentenced and released after serving just two years of his seven-year term. Webb has not yet answered the charges. It is understood that he is also wanted for questioning by the Cayman Anti-Corruption Commission in connection with an alleged financial scandal relating to local football body CIFA.

The deferments of Webb’s sentencing hearings indicate that it is unlikely he will be incarcerated in relation to his FIFA crimes.

The case, US v. Jeffrey Webb et al., case number 1:15-cr-00252,  is being heard in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New YorK.

See the letter requesting the sentencing delay in CNS Library

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  1. Anonymous says:

    must have something on someone in high position or on 331/3 level?????

  2. Anonymous says:

    His 2nd album is scheduled to drop this Winter, his tour begins early 2019

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Not even John Gotti could get these kind of breaks. One Day he will be telling his grand children, “back in my time, I was such a bad ass gansta that not even the US Fed could prosecute me”. Wow his head must be swelling every time he gets a postponement!

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    • Chris Johnson says:

      It is time to look at the bigger picture and all those CIFA directors and officers, past and present. Where are the accounts for the past five years. The clubs, the government and sponsors want to know where their money was spent. Has CIFA registered as a charity I wonder. What became of the CIFA and the ACC investigations into the corruption.
      Why did the 1500 square foot clubhouse building cost ci$750,000. That is an enormous amount per square foot. Where were the three audit firms with their high tech and audit programmes? It was hardly a Bernie Madoff audit. You just cannot miss this fraud involving multiple parties. Cayman that prides itself with the worlds top accounting firms is falling down on the job.

      Will the people please speak out. Webb and Watson were only part of this corruption. Do not let it be swept under the carpet like so many other issues.

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    • Jah Dread back from Yard says:

      Alla dis fuss about Jeff web y’all when you are about to be saddled with 3 to 400million dollar debt. Get real people what are our priorities Jeff or paying attention and acting on significant issues get real y’all.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    It ain’t over till Jeff stops singing….LOL

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  5. Anonymous says:

    He should ashamed of the many times he perched up on TV and radio, pretending thst he was so interested in the youths and football in Cayman. I even heard him once opining about Cayman not putting enough money into football. A bloody good thing they did not.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    He is not “Cayman’s fallen hero” as you say. He was so obviously corrupt the whole time you’d have to have had your head stuck well into 7MB sand not to have seen it.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    theft………. like all his boyz

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  8. Anonymous says:

    We need him back to run the bakery!

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Please, urgently send him back to Cayman to revive football.

    What a disgrace the justice system is!!!!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Thankfully Cayman justice is much better! No wonder everyone wants to be in Cayman.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Yeah because they will give him credit for his ‘time’ served in house arrest. Such a scam!! He will not see one day in a US prison.
    Not sure why the prosecution is allowing it.

    And this my friends is why/how crime DOES pay!!
    Nice example for us to see how it works. Living the high life!

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    • Ron Ebanks says:

      12:01 pm , maybe he still have access to the millions $$$ . We still need to see him in a orange jump suit .

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  12. Anonymous says:

    He must be singing like a flock of canaries, not just one.

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    • Anonymous says:

      the FEDs must love him

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    • Anonymous says:

      Long time ago. He’s done singing. Just whittling his time away in his Georgia mansion. Making plans for next year when this is all behind him.
      Don’t you think for one second that he will come back here to settle!! LMAO!!! Too much shite on his face.

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      • Boris says:

        Of course he wont be coming back to Cayman to settle anything, because many are worried that he might continue singing like a canary and some of us cant allow that to happen. It is just sad how corruption has taken over our Island and the people are quite satisfied for it to continue. We love our corrupt politicians.

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  13. WeWantOutGovernorBackNow says:

    This is just another example of the overreach of government. This time the overreach of the United States.

    Mr. Webb deserves his day in court here in the Cayman Islands, and the people of Cayman deserve to learn ff the courts (not the media or public opinion) determine he is guilty of his alleged crimes.

    Mr. Webb should be extradited from his mansion in the US and placed in suitable custody her in Cayman, then processes according to the laws of the country where the alleged crimes took place.

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  14. Ron Ebanks says:

    CNS , Can you please get a photo of him in a orange jump suit , insead of full suit . He needs to be in a orange suit for a very long time , and stop putting it off .

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