Webb’s FIFA case sentence re-set for 13th time

| 16/02/2023 | 27 Comments
Cayman News Service
Jeff Webb before his arrest, with deposed FIFA president Sepp Blatter

(CNS): The sentencing hearing for disgraced local football hero Jefferey Webb has been rescheduled for what appears to be at least the thirteenth time. Webb was convicted of various offences in relation to the infamous FIFA scandal in 2015. According to documents filed with the courts in the Eastern District of New York, an order granting Webb’s request to move the sentencing, which was set for December last year, to August has been granted. This delay seems to be linked to Webb’s part in the latest trial relating to the case.

Almost eight years after Webb and dozens of other FIFA bosses and international sports executives were all charged in a huge bribery and corruption case, the legal proceedings surrounding the scandal are still continuing. Two former 21st Century Fox executives, Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez, as well as the Argentinian media company Full Play Group, are currently on trial in New York, accused of bribing FIFA officials for broadcast rights to various international football tournaments.

It is not clear from the available court information whether or not Webb will be appearing as a witness, has submitted written evidence or is claimed by the prosecution to have been one of those involved in receiving the illicit cash. However, he is listed as being involved in the case.

It is understood that since Webb pleaded guilty to various racketeering, fraud and money laundering offences in the United States, where he now resides, he has assisted prosecutors in the FIFA case, which has enabled him to avoid a formal sentencing hearing.

Webb is no longer expected to go to jail, given the circumstances, and when he is eventually sentenced it will be for time served, having been held under house arrest since he was bailed following his extradition from Switzerland. He has forfeited more than $6.7M as part of his plea deal.

However, Webb is also still wanted in the Cayman Islands in relation to the hospital ‘CarePay case’ for which he was charged alongside his former close friend and business associate, Canover Watson, who was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail

. He is also wanted for questioning in relation to the CIFA corruption case, in which both Watson and Webb’s former colleague, Bruce Blake, were convicted in October and are due to be sentenced in the near future.

While Cayman Islands prosecutors have previously indicated their interest in seeking Webb’s extradition in relation to the CarePay case, those proceedings are unable to move forward until the case against Webb in the US is formally closed.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Stealing funds from poor children throughout this entire hemisphere!! CIFA also requiring player injury waivers instead of offering them medical insurance or payment.
    Shame on you all even now!!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Webb a hero to the corrupt people in this island that benefit from his crimes.
    This still goes on unchecked and no one looks at it.
    ACC police just a Micky mouse outfit looking at rubbish whilst the real criminals run free.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Imagine the secrets Webb knows.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What about his “entourage” of UDP freebie riders who hightailed it out of Switzerland, when Webb was arrested.
      Records show who they are, how they were involved, and what they knew.
      Webb’s return would not be comfortable for the many political enablers who had their snouts in the trough.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    CNS – can you please stop referring to Jeff Webb as a football “hero”. He never was and certainly is not now – disgraced or not! Jeff Webb never played competitive football in Cayman or anywhere else. He became involved with football administration, for reasons which are obvious now. He rose to international prominence through corruption!! NONE of that makes him a hero.

    Please!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    What real privilege looks like!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    It is so sad that so many of our people get involved in the widespread corruption that is everywhere in the Cayman Islands.

    Honesty is now the exception rather than the rule.

    The younger ones see how the older corrupt ones have escaped justice and they boldly believe they will also escape with the crime.

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  7. Elvis says:

    Has it gone to VAR ?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    The fact that he was able to forfeit around $7 million speaks volumes for the extent of the underhanded deals he participated in. Plus still living the good life.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Local football hero? Are you sure that he ever kicked a football?

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  10. Anonymous says:

    He is a national hero! A singing bird saving his own smelly backside!

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Free Jeff Webb!

    OK, it does sound a bit strange to my ears as well, but I had almost forgotten who he was and what he did.

    Does anyone here believe that somebody in government knows where his case file(s) are located?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Nothing will ever happen to him as probably has a long list of events from our higher ups. Birds of the same feather certainly flock together!

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    • Anonymous says:

      The UDP mob were behind him all the way, and a few of them must be a little nervous in case their boy reveals more than he should.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Send our boy home, we’d like to have a word with him.

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