Webb loses appeal against bribery fine

Former local and international football administrator, Jeffery Webb, has lost his appeal against a fine of just over US$1 million imposed by FIFA’s ethics committee.

A statement on FIFA’s website said its appeal committee also confirmed the decision taken last September by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee. It also said Webb, who was Cayman Islands Football Association president for more than two decades, had not contested his lifetime ban from the sport.

Webb was also CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President when he was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland in 2015.

The 53-year-old pleaded guilty later that year to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies in the US-led crackdown on bribery and corruption in international football.

He’s had his sentencing postponed on numerous occasions and has already agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million. A new sentencing date has been set for this coming September.

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