Tag: Canover Watson

Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

| 20/08/2019

(CNS): The charges against the former treasurer at the Cayman Islands Football Association, Canover Watson, and its current vice president, Bruce Blake, for alleged corruption and related offences have been transmitted to the Grand Court after the two men made their first court appearance Tuesday. Watson and Blake sat a clear distance apart as they […]

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FIFA signals return of funding

FIFA signals return of funding

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association could soon see the much-needed funding from the global governing sports body return, after FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who visited Cayman Friday, said he had full confidence in the investigation into alleged financial crime at the local association. Last week Bruce Blake, who, despite his arrest, had been reinstated […]

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Blake and Watson charged in CIFA case

Blake and Watson charged in CIFA case

| 08/08/2019

(CNS) After what officials said was “a complex and protracted investigation” by the Anti-Corruption Commission, former Cayman Islands Football Association executives Bruce Blake and Canover Watson have been charged with a list of offences under various laws in relation to financial crimes at CIFA. The two men were arrested more than two years ago in […]

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CIFA accounts reveal fraud allegations

CIFA accounts reveal fraud allegations

| 18/03/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): An audit of the Cayman Islands Football Association by Grant Thornton has revealed some details of the alleged fraud perpetrated against the local football body by former executives. In one of three audits of CIFA’s books, which the current president recently said would not be made public, former CIFA president Jeffrey Webb and his […]

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Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

| 22/08/2018 | 24 Comments

(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 […]

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$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

| 11/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Spanish sports media company, Imagina, which was caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, having paid $3 million in bribes to Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands, has been ordered to pay $24 million in fines and restitution by a New York judge after its affiliate company in the US pleaded guilty to bribery […]

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Watson free but faces CIFA corruption probe

Watson free but faces CIFA corruption probe

| 05/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Canover Watson, the former Health Services Authority Board chair who was convicted for corruption relating to a payment system at the hospital, has been released from jail after serving just over two years of his seven-year term. But despite his early release, Watson’s freedom may be in jeopardy, as CNS can confirm that Watson […]

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Third arrest in year-long CIFA probe

Third arrest in year-long CIFA probe

| 04/06/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A 47-year-old man from George Town was arrested by investigators at the Anti-Corruption  Commission Monday on suspicion of committing several offences under Common Law, the Proceeds of Crime Law as well as the Anti-Corruption Law. The ACC said the arrest related to a corruption investigation in which two men were arrested almost 12 months ago. […]

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Watson ordered to hand over $900k

Watson ordered to hand over $900k

| 01/02/2018 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Canover Watson has been ordered to pay CI$925,000 to the Cayman authorities by a Grand Court judge under the Proceeds of Crime Law. Following a brief hearing on Thursday morning, the former chair of the Health Services Authority, who was convicted of fraud and corruption offences in relation to the CarePay scandal, was told […]

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Judge rules Watson gained $5.5M in hospital fraud

Judge rules Watson gained $5.5M in hospital fraud

| 25/01/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The judge hearing legal arguments from prosecutors and the defense team representing Canover Watson ruled in favour of the crown in a key decision Thursday. Justice Marlene Carter found that Watson had jointly benefited in the entire CarePay contract fraud and said there was enough evidence to indicate that he was liable for as […]

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Crown: Watson got CI$5.5M in CarePay fraud

Crown: Watson got CI$5.5M in CarePay fraud

| 23/01/2018 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Prosecutors are arguing that the former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson, personally benefited to the tune of more than CI$5.5 million as a result of his part in the fraud perpetrated against the hospital with his long-time friend and business partner, Jeff Webb. Watson was convicted on several charges in February […]

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