Tag: FIFA

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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CIFA-Webb cash connection on FBI radar

CIFA-Webb cash connection on FBI radar

| 09/06/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): US authorities involved in the FIFA corruption scandal may also be looking into the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and the movement and disappearance of cash, at a time when Jeffrey Webb was president and Canover Watson was treasurer, that came from the Zürich-based football HQ t [...]

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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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FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

| 04/05/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based on the final report of the investigatory c [...]

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Webb ‘regrets’ illegal conduct in guilty plea

Webb ‘regrets’ illegal conduct in guilty plea

| 19/04/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): When Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty in a New York court last year, the disgraced former local football hero admitted using his position as the former president of CIFA and CONCACAF and VP of FIFA for his own personal benefit and said he regretted his criminal conduct. The courtroom admissions we [...]

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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 [...]

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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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FIFA scrutiny of CIFA underway

FIFA scrutiny of CIFA underway

| 01/03/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association expects FIFA-appointed auditors to complete a forensic review of its books within the next six weeks. After the former president of CIFA, Jeffrey Webb, admitted to racketeering charges in the US and after revelations that CIFA cash may have been involv [...]

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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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Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

| 08/02/2016 | 124 Comments
(CNS): As his old friend and business partner began settling into his new life in jail this weekend, former CIFA president and FIFA VP, Jeffrey Webb, was enjoying a lavish party at his Georgia mansion. Still under house arrest, Webb hosted a celebration for his wife’s 40th birthday at their home [...]

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FIFA cuts off cash to football in region

FIFA cuts off cash to football in region

| 02/02/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): With both CONMEBOL and CONCACAF at the heart of the global football corruption scandal, FIFA announced Monday that it is cutting off its funding to the Americas. This means there will be no more big pay-outs from the world football HQ for the Cayman Islands Football Association or any other n [...]

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