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Former CIFA General Secretary Takkas pleads not guilty

Former Cayman Islands Football Association General Secretary Costas Takkas 23 March pleaded not guilty to charges levied against him by American prosecutors.

Takkas was extradited from Switzerland to the United States 22 March and entered the plea in US Federal court.

Law enforcement officials accuse him of participating in the bribery schemes that have rocked FIFA over the past year and led to nearly 30 of its former leaders being indicted by law enforcement or earning bans from the game.

Takkas was a personal attache of former FIFA Vice-President and former President of CONCACAF and CIFA, Jeffrey Webb. Webb last year pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud connected to the global corruption probe in the sport.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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