Webb sentencing in FIFA case delayed for 14th time

| 07/08/2023 | 53 Comments
Cayman News Service
Jeff Webb

(CNS): According to correspondence seen by CNS from the Eastern District of New York courts, the sentencing hearing for the disgraced local football boss, Jeffery Web, has been postponed for the fourteenth time. Webb, the former president of CONCACAF and the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and former VP of FIFA, was convicted in December 2015 for his part in the FIFA corruption scandal but has still not been sentenced.

Webb’s attorney made a successful application to postpone a sentencing hearing scheduled for later this month for at least six more months, and a new date was set for May 2024. If that hearing goes ahead, it will be held nine years after Webb, once seen as the heir-apparent to Sepp Blatter, was arrested in Switzerland, along with dozens of other FIFA bosses and international sports executives, in connection with a massive US investigation into football corruption.

It is understood that since Webb pleaded guilty to the charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering, he has assisted US prosecutors in the FIFA case, which has enabled him to repeatedly postpone his own sentencing. But when he is eventually sentenced, it is expected that this will be for time served, having been held under house arrest since he was extradited from Switzerland.

Webb, who now lives in Georgia, forfeited more than $6.7 million as part of his plea deal.

However, he 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.

Local prosecutors have stated that they are still seeking to extradite Webb to Cayman in connection with that case. He is also wanted in connection with a more recent local football corruption case. Watson and Bruce Blake, another of Webb’s former CIFA colleagues, were jailed for their part in that scandal.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    so by the time he is sentenced it will be a “time served” so he wont have to step foot in jail..

    .. till he goes back to Cayman. Serve time CARE.

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  2. Cayman New Blood FC says:

    cIFA’s Cob Webb still full of dead flies and pest stifling our local boys and girls opportunities in football a serious change is needed to remove Jeff Webb’s disgraceful legacy and his minions who are still promoting and practicing his football scam agenda at WiFa Prospect HQ .

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Any wonder Cayman gets to be on the grey list?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    we have worse that Webb here running the damn country, just leave him over there please!

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  5. Baller from Yobo Rangers ! says:

    Look at the legacy of what he left behind at CiFA still plaguing Cayman football to this very day for that alone who should be jailed ! Corruption has never been Compulsory but it does help you in these islands to make it biG $$$!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    The Webbs are originally from Jamaica.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Watler and Bodden too.

      Although they may have snuck in as Walter and Borden.

      And Ebanks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      All of our ancestors came from somewhere else. Many of mine appear on the 1802 Census, but that doesn’t make me any more Caymanian than Jeff Webb. Jeff is a Caymanian crook, but being descended from a Jamaican Webb didn’t make him that way, he developed that all on his own right here in Cayman. In fact, I sympathize with the Webb families for him soiling their good name.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The Watsons are originally from Jamaica.

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    • Orrie Merren 🙏🏻🇰🇾 says:

      Not a relevant point. I have many friends, who are Caymanian, with the last name Webb that are great, hardworking and honest people: keep the focus on this specific person (not the family name nor what nationality their ancestors may have been before making the Cayman Islands their home).

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    • Anonymous says:

      So wtf do you imply?

  7. Anonymous says:

    One hopes cayman prosecutors manage to get the local criminal cases going before the statute of limitations runs out (if there is one.) Trying to understand why an extradition case hasn’t been filed. It could be stayed until sentencing and then would be ready to go without delay. Bty, does the DPP have anyone who knows how to apply for US extradition.? Has a US lawyer been hired to advise? It has to be done just right.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well, to put your mind at rest criminal proceedings have been started (and there is no statute of limitations – that’s a US concept). And an extradition request has already been made – some time ago in fact – but will not be resolved by the US authorities pending his sentencing. If you wnat to throw a rock and it does seem as though you do, chuck one at the DOJ for not resolving Webb’s sentencing despite a plea deal and his having already served a greater period of time than the available maximum sentence. Takes two to tango – the requests are made by Webb and Webb’s lawyer isn’t getting these extensions without the DOJ at the very least not opposing them. Ask yourself why.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Fat lot of good that an extradition request will do, JW is a ZuS citizen.

  8. Corruption is endemic says:

    Quite a few people on this island that do not want him to come back and provide similar information to the RCIPS…

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    • Anonymous says:

      May well be true. But what do they have to do with the delay in sentencing? Between Webb and the US authorities.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. When the canary starts singing, things can get messy pretty quickly.

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    • Anonymous says:

      His UDP cronies who enabled him and hightailed it out of Switzerland, the minute Webb was arrested, are praying Webb doesn’t make it back to face trial here.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    LOL let’s just dismiss this case at this point

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  10. Anonymous says:

    If he was in Cayman he would have been sentenced long ago. We keep forgetting that our justice system is best in class.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Remand until sentencing, bet the case would move swiftly then.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    The probability of him being extradited from the US in what will be 10 years after a non-violent offence is near zero. The US justice system is so slow, and has so many defense mechanisms to delay.

    Is it going to be worth the time and the millions in US legal bills to pursue this with no assurance of success?

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  13. Anonymous says:

    At least he is now being referred to as “the disgraced local football boss”. That has been a long time coming.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Justice is lost, justice is raped, justice is gone
    Pulling your strings, justice is done

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  15. Anonymous says:

    caymanian to the core…and a rat for good measure

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    • Anonymous says:

      07 @ 2:22 pm “Caymanian to the core”..Wrong! Check back 1 step.

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    • Michael day says:

      Bigoted comment and should be removed. I don’t agree with all the delays but really…….

      CNS: I don’t think the commenter is saying that all Caymanians are bad, which would, indeed, be bigoted. It seems to me that he/she is saying that Webb is Caymanian, warts and all, and we should own this fact. It’s a point of dispute that pops up in Webb articles.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The fact is he is Caymanian and he is a liar and a thief. He stole from the children of the WORLD. It’s an embarrassment to the nation.

        And I’m anonymous because I’m a little fish and big sea of sharks.

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  16. Inspector Clouseau says:

    The US Prosecutors are saying that Toy Story song every time they see Jeff , “You’ve got a friend in me”.

    He simply knows too much to be threaten with jail time.

    He’s been on house arrest for so long now, that on the actual day of sentencing, house arrest will be considered as time served and he won’t be imprisoned for a single for his actions.

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    • Anonymous says:

      True plus as long as he is awaiting sentencing, even though it’s completely meaningless,he can’t be extradited

    • Anonymous says:

      True plus as long as he is awaiting sentencing, even though it’s completely meaningless,he can’t be extradited

      And BTW, ask who got the forfeited $6.7m.Wasn’t FIFA or Cayman -it was the US DOJ

  17. Anonymous says:

    can’t keep a good man down. no matter what they do.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    The power of money.

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    • Anonymous says:

      07 @ 11:39 am – Jeff’s relatively small share of the FIFA slush funds will soon run out, US Lawyers aren’t cheap. His info and benefit to US Authorities is long done, so he’s holding on for a bit longer…then, pow! But it’ll probably be “time served ” in house arrest plus deportation from US.

      Hope his alleged crimes here have no statute of limitations! Stealing bastard, decimated Cayman football!!

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Bring him back here and lock his ass up

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  20. Anonymous says:

    once again, a criminal who knows how to play the system

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Justice delayed is justice denied

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Send our hero home, we’d like to have a word.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Webb negotiated a great plea deal with the US authorities and will never see a day in federal jail. Also he will never serve a day of jail time in Cayman.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I believe that his sentence should be to have all passports turned in, travel denied to all places, and be returned to Cayman, to be allowed to roam freely among us. All of us.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    I bet Trump is trying to get in contact with his lawyer.

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