Webb sentencing hit by seventh delay
NEW YORK (CMC):
A US Federal Court judge has granted a seventh request for a delay in the sentencing of disgraced former CONCACAF president Jeff Webb.
The former Cayman Islands resident was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal but once again had the date put back, this time until September 7.
Webb had also been expected to be sentenced last January but the date was rescheduled following another request.
It has now been over two years since Webb pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy, following his arrest in May, 2015 during a predawn rain on a hotel in Zurich.
The 54-year-old, along with several other football officials, had been named in a 47-count indictment announced by the US Department of Justice, with Trinidadian Jack Warner - a former CONCACAF chief and long-serving FIFA vice-president - also included.
A former powerful FIFA vice-president and former head of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Webb agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million in cash and assets as part of an agreement with the courts.
Media reports said he recently sold his near million-dollar Georgia mansion, with proceeds expected to have been turned over to the court as part of the agreement.