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Tag: corruption

Still no jail for Webb as hearing postponed

Still no jail for Webb as hearing postponed

| 15/11/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): For the third time over the last year, the sentence hearing for Jeffrey Webb for his convictions in the FIFA scandal has been put off and the former local and regional football boss remains under a limited house arrest in Atlanta, Georgia. According to reports from the sports news website, In [...]

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Man accused of bribing Webb set to admit crimes

Man accused of bribing Webb set to admit crimes

| 20/10/2016 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Aaron Davidson, who co-founded the North American Soccer League, is expected to plead guilty today for his part in the massive FIFA scandal, in which he secured multi-million dollar TV contracts by bribing officials, such as Jeffery Webb. At the time he was bribing FIFA executives, Davidson w [...]

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Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

| 01/09/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The FIFA corruption scandal that has shaken the entire football world has moved to Germany. Swiss authorities have now launched an investigation into the German Football Association and four officials, including veteran international football star Franz Beckenbauer. The probe is looking at al [...]

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Sentencing delayed in Webb’s FIFA conviction

Sentencing delayed in Webb’s FIFA conviction

| 03/06/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The anticipated sentencing of former CIFA and CONCACAF president, Jeffrey Webb, has been postponed by a New York judge. The disgraced local football official who rose to the dizzy heights of vice president of FIFA was convicted last year of racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laund [...]

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Man charged with corruption over $25 bung

Man charged with corruption over $25 bung

| 30/05/2016
(CNS): The latest person to fall foul of the Anti-corruption Law and end up in the Grand Court is a member of the public, who was arrested over a petty bribe. Ian Duffell appeared in the Grand Court Friday and denied one count of bribery in connection with an incident last September in which he [&he [...]

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Premier calls for end to hypocrisy

Premier calls for end to hypocrisy

| 12/05/2016 | 70 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier has called on the worlds’ nations attending the corruption summit in London to stop the hypocrisy regarding the fight against financial crime and make standards truly global. Alden McLaughlin did not name the United States but he made it clear that any new interna [...]

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Webb faces legal action by FIFA

Webb faces legal action by FIFA

| 16/03/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): As he awaits sentencing in the United States for his part in the huge corruption scandal that has rocked the world of football, one-time local hero Jeffrey Webb, alongside others who have pleaded guilty, is now facing civil legal action from FIFA. Singled out for hiding assets in the legal su [...]

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No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

| 26/02/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): There have been no arrests or suspensions of police officers from their jobs, even though the commissioner has admitted that serving officers may have been directly involved in a major drug theft from an evidence locker in the George Town Police Station yard. RCIPS officials told CNS that [...]

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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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The high cost of corruption

The high cost of corruption

| 15/02/2016 | 25 Comments
Anonymous writes: Government will soon begin to increase taxes to pay for needed infrastructure because of continued development that is not self-funding. The general public complains about the cost of living and the business community says that the high cost of doing business contributes greatly t [...]

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