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Football: Former CIFA General Secretary Costas Takkas sentenced to 15 months

Former Cayman Islands Football Association General Secretary Costas Takkas was sentenced to 15 months of incarceration following a guilty plea to money laundering and conspiracy on 24th May. Takkas was convicted in connection with his agreement to launder three million in bribes to be paid by sports marketing companies to Jeffrey Webb, the former President of
CONCACAF and the Cayman Islands Football Association, two million of which reached Webb through Takkas. Takkas was also ordered to pay three million in restitution to the Caribbean Football Union.

Takkas is just the second person to be sentenced in the United States governments bribery investigation of FIFA. Last Thursday former Guatemalan Football Association’s General Secretary Hector Trujillo was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Webb’s sentencing will take place in 24 January 2018 after being delayed for a fifth time this past June. Webb pleaded guilty in November of 2015 to seven counts of fraud. He is currently under house arrest in Georgia.

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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