Former FIFA vice president Webb to be sentenced next June

Georgetown (Cayman Islands), Dec 18 (IANS) Disgraced former Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) president Jeff Webb is set to be sentenced in June next year, after recently pleading guilty to corruption charges in the United States.

Media reports suggest that Caymanian Webb, who headed the continental governing body for football in North, Central American and the Caribbean, will be sentenced on June 3, reports CMC.

Webb recently pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money-laundering conspiracy, charges levelled by United States prosecutors.

According to the US Department of Justice, Webb agreed to forfeit $6.7 million as part of his plea.

A former FIFA vice-president and Executive Committee member, Webb was one of

several football officials who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Swiss police and subsequently indicted as part of an elaborate racketeering and corruption schemed alleged by the US Department of Justice.

He was extradited to the US to face the charges where he pleaded not guilty and was placed on $10 million bond.

The former Cayman Islands Football Association president is currently under house arrest at his home in Atlanta.

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