Tag: Jeff Webb

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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Webb to learn his fate in January

Webb to learn his fate in January

| 11/10/2017 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former Cayman Islands and regional football boss, Jeffery Webb, is now due to be sentenced for his part in the global FIFA scandal in January, according to listings from a New York court. Webb fell far from grace when he was arrested in Switzerland in a US probe into football corruption while he […]

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Watson’s appeal ‘wholly without merit’

Watson’s appeal ‘wholly without merit’

| 14/09/2017 | 49 Comments

(CNS): In rejecting Canover Watson’s appeal against his conviction in the CarePay corruption case, the Appeal Court of the Cayman Islands reinforced the trial judge’s assertion that, as a member of a statutory authority board, he was indeed a public officer and his position was within the ambit of the Anti-Corruption Law. The panel found […]

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CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

| 03/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered Cayman Islands Football Association has suspended its vice president, the association announced Monday in its first comment about his arrest last week by anti-corruption investigators. The inquiry relates to specific cash transactions in CIFA bank accounts, but it is understood “that the association itself is not under investigation”, the release stated. However, CIFA […]

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Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

| 03/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Bruce Blake has confirmed that he was the first of two local men arrested by anti-corruption investigators last week in relation to allegations of secret commissions and money laundering in relation to the Cayman Islands Football Association, but he has categorically denied the “suspicious” accusations. Through his lawyer, the vice president of CIFA said […]

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CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

| 30/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators have arrested a second man as part of an investigation which is related to the Cayman Islands Football Association, CNS has learned. Following the arrest of a 47-year-old George Town man yesterday, who is still an executive with the football association, a second man, aged 46 and described as being from […]

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Public purse to pay for Watson’s appeal

Public purse to pay for Watson’s appeal

| 27/06/2017 | 66 Comments

(CNS): With all of his own funds frozen in anticipation of forfeiture, Canover Watson (46) has been granted legal aid to fund his appeal, his defence team has confirmed. The local businessman and former chair of the Health Services Authority, who was convicted last year on a number of corruption charges relating to the hospital […]

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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 football boss accused Cayman’s former football hero of being […]

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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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Bank to seize Webb’s Savannah home

Bank to seize Webb’s Savannah home

| 10/01/2017 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The disgraced former local football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is about to lose his one-time home in Savannah after Fidelity Bank began legal proceedings to seize and sell the house to recover the near $300,000 that Webb reportedly owes on the property. In the first Government Gazette of the year, a demand notice published by […]

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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, Inside World Football, Webb’s […]

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