Tag: Costas Takkas

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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Former local football official jailed in US

Former local football official jailed in US

| 31/10/2017 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Costas Takkas (61), the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in the FIFA corruption scandal, according to reports coming from the US. Takkas worked as Jeffrey Webb’s attaché when the former CIFA president was also VP of FIFA. Takkas, who […]

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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, said he received and passed on cash to the former […]

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Former CIFA official sent to US in FIFA scandal

Former CIFA official sent to US in FIFA scandal

| 23/03/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Costas Takkas, the former secretary-general of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and one time attaché to Jeffrey Webb when he was president of CONCACAF, has been was extradited to the US ten months after he was arrested in Zürich alongside Webb and other FIFA officials when the massive football corruption scandal broke. Swiss officials said […]

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Bank boss says Webb borrowed $240k for sports firm

Bank boss says Webb borrowed $240k for sports firm

| 06/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Former CIFA president, Jeffrey Webb, borrowed cash from Fidelity Bank on behalf of a sports firm he owned with Jack Warner, his predecessor at CONCACAF, with the help of Canover Watson, the court heard this week. Brett Hill, Fidelity’s chief executive, gave evidence in Watson’s trial that officials at the bank approved a loan in 2011 […]

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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 an attache in Miami after the local football […]

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Webb remains in Swiss jail, bail unlikely

Webb remains in Swiss jail, bail unlikely

| 30/05/2015 | 137 Comments

(CNS): The Swiss authorities have confirmed that Jeffrey Webb and his co-defendants held in Zürich are unlikely to get bail, though some of the older members of the group arrested this week have requested their release on health grounds. The law enforcement officials have also stated that the men will not receive any special treatment […]

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Webb’s $1m Atlanta home revealed

Webb’s $1m Atlanta home revealed

| 28/05/2015 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As the international media continues its round-the-clock coverage of the shocking FIFA scandal that has seen Cayman’s own football boss at the very heart of the corruption allegations, the British media has arrived in the Cayman Islands and the press has published a picture of one of Jeffery Webb’s palatial properties. According to the […]

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