Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Jeffrey Webb sentencing pushed back a sixth time

Jeffrey Webb.

Jeffrey Webb.

A US judge on Wednesday delayed until March 7 the sentencing of disgraced FIFA former vice president Jeffrey Webb in the sweeping corruption scandal.

The 53-year-old from the Cayman Islands was scheduled to be sentenced in the FIFA scandal in New York on January 24 after pleading guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering three years ago.

The former FIFA Vice President is believed to be one of the main players in years of fraud committed in the name of football’s governing body over the course of years.

While Webb’s lawyers have been the ones successfully pushing back dates, this time around, the court’s calendar is alleged to have changed, meaning the sentencing will not take place on January 24.

It is the sixth time that the sentencing has been rescheduled.

Late last year, Webb sold his Georgia mansion, giving the proceeds of the sale to the US court as part of an asset forfeiture agreement. He also faces the possibility of deportation to Cayman, where there are other charges pending.