Tag: Cayman Islands Football Association

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’s sentence postponed for ninth time

Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

| 14/02/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ one-time local football hero who fell spectacularly from grace almost four years ago in the massive global FIFA scandal has got another postponement in his sentencing hearing. Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty in December 2015 but for the ninth time the New York court dealing with his case has agreed to push […]

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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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Webb secures another sentence delay

Webb secures another sentence delay

| 08/03/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Almost three years since Jeff Webb (54), a former president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was rounded up in the US justice department investigation into international football corruption and over two years since his conviction for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, his sentence hearing has been postponed yet again. The seventh date for […]

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New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

| 14/12/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas (61), has had his jail time cut by ten months after a federal judge in New York credited the ten months he spent behind bars in Switzerland toward the fifteen-month term handed down in October for his part in the FIFA corruption […]

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CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

| 23/11/2017 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered local sports body, the Cayman Islands Football Association, has voted Alfredo Whittaker as its new president. A well-known senior referee, Whittaker won a tight ballot 8-7 after Renard Moxam dropped out of the running, which included incumbent president Lee Ramoon, after four rounds of voting. In a statement about his election, Whittaker […]

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