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Webb’s sentencing delayed to 2017

Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb former FIFA Vice-President, President of CONCACAF and the local football association, CIFA, has succeeded in having his sentencing delayed for a third time.

According to media reports, Webb will now be sentenced by a US Federal Court Judge on May 11 2017. Webb, is currently under house arrest in Georgia was due to be sentenced in May had it postponed until this month, November 18 and now has had it delayed again following a requests from Webb’s New York-based attorneys.

Webb pleaded guilty last November to racketeering, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, relating to the US probe into football corruption.

As part of a plea deal, he agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million.

Earlier this year, the court agreed to relax the terms of Webb’s house arrest allowing him to travel beyond the 20-mile restriction initially imposed.

Webb was slapped with a life ban from all football related activities by FIFA.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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