Webb’s sentenced postponed for eleventh time

| 23/09/2021 | 37 Comments
Cayman News Service
Jeff Webb in his heyday at CONCACAF

(CNS): Jeff Webb, Cayman’s disgraced football hero and former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president, has had his sentencing hearing for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal postponed yet again. The case has been pushed back to December, six years after the George Town man admitted his part in the FBI investigation that shook the international world of football with a raid in Zurich in May 2015. Webb spent a brief period in jail in Switzerland and then the US before he was bailed and placed under house arrest at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after posting $10 million bail in cash and assets.

According to Inside World Football, Webb’s case was put off for the eleventh time on Wednesday and is now scheduled for 7 December. While awaiting his sentence Webb has already agreed to pay multiple fines totalling $6.7 million.

Webb, who was also at one time the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was part of the initial 47-count indictment against FIFA officials, charged with racketeering and bribery. He was accused of a $110 million bribe in connection with the Copa América football tournament’s 100th anniversary celebration, which was to be played in the US.

However, Webb has co-operated with the US Department of Justice and the constant postponement of his sentencing has fuelled speculation that he has been the source of significant information about the role of others in global football corruption, including his old colleague Jack Warner, who is still battling extradition from Trinidad and Tobago.

Meanwhile, Webb is still wanted here charged in connection with the HSA CarePay scandal and for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Commission in connection to other football related probes that continue here.

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  1. Chris Johnson says:

    Where are the CIFA accounts? Surely as a charity they should publish their accounts. The last set of accounts I saw several years ago showed they were insolvent. Even today they cannot pay their debts. Why are they still in business.

    Over to you the Registrar of Charities ( and Companies). Have you thought of looking at their audits and the 1500 square foot club house that cost $750,000. Work that out for yourself.
    I wonder what other charities are suspect. They all need pub.ish their accounts if they seek public money.

    I hope the well respected Auditor General is reading my response to the article.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We need Jeff back to run the Northward Bakery! The quality has really gone downhill!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If he is sentenced to less than one year does that mean he can run for Parliament when he returns?

    CNS: You cannot run if you have been convicted of any dishonesty offence. Constitution section 62 (e).

    • Anonymous says:

      So you can be as dishonest as you can be, just settle at the last minute before it goes to court.
      Some people have elevated that to an art enabling them to continue their deception.

    • Say it like it is. says:

      He’s run already and we can’t catch him!.

  4. ELVIS says:

    Has it gone to V.A.R. ?

  5. Anonymous says:

    He’s still under house arrest. Whenever he is sentenced, and he will be sentenced, it will be for time served.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The last part about jack warner fighting extradition. I thought Trinidad had no extradition anyway, so it’s not a case of him fighting anything. Just unjustified sensationalist journalism. Though I’m not a warner fan. The USA should get seal team 4 to snatch him.

  7. Anonymous says:

    ….and still, nobody in CIFA got anything other than a slap on the wrist….what happened to all those so called “audits” – internal, external, financial and otherwise?

    Where did all the (other) money go?

  8. Jack W. says:

    The USA and England can take down members of FIFA but they will never change or run FIFA. We never hear about the 20+ millions spent by England’s bid team (ran by David Beckham and Prince William) and the USA bid team of Bill Clinton and Chuck Blazer buying votes to try and win the rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Jeff was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • Anon says:

      Jack W, I agree. The USA Attorney General failed to investigate so many more openly blatant cases of corruption it makes this FIFA case just pure political heavy handedness and absolutely unjustified. A case in point HC handling of the 90K IRS, Tax evading customers of UBS.

    • Say it like it is. says:

      Jack W you are as dishonest as your namesake where did you get that nonsense from?, Prince William should sue you for libel.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Piece of shit.
    Nothing more than that.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “Football hero”.

    LOL. Um, no. Being a CIFA president doesn’t make one a hero.

  11. Anonymous says:

    CNS- Jeff Webb was NEVER a “football hero”. He never played competitive football and served only in administration of football policies in Cayman. Clearly his interest was purely financial – how to grab the money an run!!

    Yes, he’s a disgrace but never a hero!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Amazing. Steal millions of dollars and it takes six years to be sentenced. Steal a few hundred dollars and you’re in prison a month later.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thing is they want to be sure he testifies against Warner, and they haven’t gotten hold of Warner yet as he is holed up in T&T and won’t come out. So they have to keep Webb dangling until he has done his thing in Warner’s trial. After that it’s time served for Jeffie.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Wow, Jeff is taking a Canary’s ability to sing to Pavarotti levels!

  14. Anonymous says:

    what a bum

  15. Anonymous says:

    Bring our hero home! We’d like to have a word.

  16. anon says:

    We should apply for his extradition on the basis he will never face a court hearing in the U.S.

    • Anonymous says:

      We did. The US won’t extradite him until the sentencing process is complete. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Jeff that’s behind the delays – not in his interest to close out the sentencing and face the extradition, particularly since he is probably past the point where any US sentence would result in prison time given the amount of time he has spent on “home arrest”.

    • Anonymous says:

      A deal could be done to borrow hm for a while, but don’t think Cayman has the balls to go first.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where you gonna put him here?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Everytime I think about this man I feel disgusted. To have such a powerful position in FIFA only to throw it away and embarrass not only yourself but your own country as well over money. Greed is a bad thing and I hope he pays his time.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not like the new regime has learned anything from this situation. Same behavior still happening. Not only football association. If any media was willing to take this on, there is so much that would come out about all our federations questionable behavior and use of funds improperly

    • Anonymous says:

      His UDP entourage certainly dumped him as soon as he was arrested.
      They’re back in power now so he will be looked after when he returns.

    • Anonymous says:

      He was only in such a senior position at FIFA due to his actions and being Warner’s bagman/prodigy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Also biggest crime is depriving, disgusting disrespect for the young boys that have been done wrong in their growth and a ‘man’ and football association that are supposed to be productive, leaders for these young boys. How are they gonna trust or be guided into a football or any career with these pigs! Hopefully all the young boys have better guidance and smarter brains!

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not like he “earned” his rise to the top. He was simply brought into the the group of crooks by the crooks, as together they were able to maintain control and keep the gravy train moving.

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