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Tag: CONCACAF

CONCACAF seeks firms to attract sponsors

CONCACAF seeks firms to attract sponsors

| 11/01/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): As the scandals concerning the world of football continue, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has released a request for proposals (RFP) to find a company to deal with the sale of worldwide sponsorship rights of the Confederation. Against [...]

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Webb’s former office boss sues CONCACAF in Cayman

Webb’s former office boss sues CONCACAF in Cayman

| 08/01/2016
(CNS): A woman employed as Head of International Affairs in Jeffrey Webb’s Cayman-based CONCACAF office is suing the regional football association over wrongful dismissal. In a lawsuit filed at the end of December in the Cayman Islands Grand Court, Lerina Bright claims she was forced out of her $1 [...]

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CONCACAF sues sports firm for Webb’s kickbacks

CONCACAF sues sports firm for Webb’s kickbacks

| 23/12/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The regional football body, CONCACAF, is trying to reclaim money, amounting to tens of millions of dollars, that it says was given to its former president, Jeffrey Webb, and other officials in the association as bribes to secure lucrative travel contracts. CONCACAF sued Cartan Tours in a Lo [...]

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CONCACAF gives up on idea of president

CONCACAF gives up on idea of president

| 07/12/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): As the third of its presidents in just over three years was forced out of office due to corruption allegations, CONCACAF has given up on the idea of a single leader for the time being and announced plans for what remains of the football confederation’s executive committee to run things unti [...]

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Webb embezzled cash meant for poorest kids

Webb embezzled cash meant for poorest kids

| 07/12/2015 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the international FIFA corruption scandal rolls on, the latest indictment by the United States Department of Justice outlines how Jeffrey Webb, the suspended Cayman Islands Football Association president, took cash meant for disaster relief and grassroots football programmes in some of the [...]

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Webb’s CONCACAF replacement netted in FIFA probe

Webb’s CONCACAF replacement netted in FIFA probe

| 03/12/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The acting president of the region’s football body has been arrested in a dawn raid in Zürich in the latest round of arrests in the growing FIFA scandal. CONCACAF’s acting president, Alfredo Hawit, who replaced Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb after his arrest in Switzerland in May, was netted on [...]

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Swiss grant request for Takkas’ extradition

Swiss grant request for Takkas’ extradition

| 09/10/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Swiss authorities have approved the US extradition request for Costas Takkas, who was Jeffrey Webb’s assistant when he was CONCACAF president. Takkas, who was once a resident of the Cayman Islands and a general secretary with the Cayman Islands Football Association, was working for Webb as [...]

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FIFA plans to suspend beleaguered president

FIFA plans to suspend beleaguered president

| 07/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): In the face of the mounting scandals, executives at the world’s football governing body, FIFA, have finally indicated an intention to suspend their president, Sepp Blatter, but only on temporary suspension for three months. Officials from FIFA’s Ethics Committee recommended putting him o [...]

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Swiss FIFA probe nets Blatter as scandal widens

Swiss FIFA probe nets Blatter as scandal widens

| 25/09/2015 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, is now under criminal investigation in Switzerland. The football boss was questioned by police in Zürich Friday in connection with a deal with the Caribbean Football Union when Jack Warner was president and a payment to Michel Platini, President of Union [...]

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Swiss to extradite Esquivel, Trinidad agrees to give up Warner

Swiss to extradite Esquivel, Trinidad agrees to give up Warner

| 23/09/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Jack Warner and Rafael Esquivel are both now facing extradition to the United States in the massive FiFA bribery and corruption investigation after both the Trinidad and Swiss authorities agreed to the American request. Warner (72), who was Jeffrey Webb’s predecessor as CONCACAF presid [...]

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Webb heads to Georgia for cheaper house arrest

Webb heads to Georgia for cheaper house arrest

| 08/09/2015 | 42 Comments
(CNS): A New York judge has granted permission for Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb to move his house arrest to his home in Atlanta, Georgia. The former FIFA vice president and CONCACAF president had applied for a change in his $10 million bail conditions so he could live at his house in Loganville, as he sa [...]

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