Tag: CONCACAF

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

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

| 14/12/2017 | 13 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 [...]

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Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

| 19/06/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The deposed president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has described the former president of CIFA and CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb, the “most breathtaking scoundrel of all”. Speaking to football journalist and author David Conn last year for his new book on the corruption scandal, the disgraced world foo [...]

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Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

| 25/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges after he admitted receiving and passing along over $1.5 million to his old boss, Jeffrey Webb, in the ongoing FIFA scandal. Costas Takkas (60), who was Webb’s aide, sa [...]

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Ramoon promises change as new CIFA chief

Ramoon promises change as new CIFA chief

| 28/05/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Lee Ramoon has been elected as the new CIFA president and has promised to regain the trust of the members, sponsors, the public and government, but he said it would take time to turn the association around. “Everyone wants to see change and it is about to happen, but it will be baby steps, [...]

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Canadian football boss takes up CONCACAF job

Canadian football boss takes up CONCACAF job

| 12/05/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): With the last three of the regional football association’s presidents having been charged with corruption offences in the massive global FIFA scandal, the president of the Canadian Soccer Association has been voted as the new head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean [...]

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Regional football body on hunt for top execs

Regional football body on hunt for top execs

| 11/03/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The beleaguered regional football body CONCACAF has sought outside help to find two new executives after most of its previous management team was arrested in the massive international scandal gripping the sport. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football of [...]

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Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

| 23/02/2016 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Former local football hero Jeffrey Webb was earning $2 million a year when he was head of the regional football body, CONCACAF, at the same time that he was allegedly embezzling huge sums from the Cayman Islands public purse. An article on Bloomberg about the troubles now facing the federati [...]

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CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

| 17/02/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the corruption scandals plaguing the football world continue, the regional governing body CONCACAF has dropped its legal action against a group of hospitality companies that it had accused of defrauding the organisation and colluding with corrupt officials, including Cayman’s Jeffrey Web [...]

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CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

| 15/02/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The regional football association CONCACAF says it has collectively embraced the proposals for reform from FIFA and member states, including the Cayman Islands, will vote on the changes during the Extraordinary Congress later this month in Zürich. But a report by Reuters revealed that the [...]

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CIFA executives facing shake-up

CIFA executives facing shake-up

| 11/02/2016 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Peter Campbell, will be questioned by the executive regarding his possible involvement in the misuse of money that belonged to CIFA, according to Acting President Bruce Blake. He said that CIFA was holding off on major changes [...]

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Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

| 08/02/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As Canover Watson began serving a seven-year sentence for corruption Friday, another public scandal he is involved in can now be revealed following the lifting of reporting restrictions on a civil lawsuit filed in the US. In the civil action by CONCACAF against travel firm, Cartan Tours, W [...]

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