After two earlier attempts to sentence him in connection with the FIFA bribery scandal were put off, Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb is now due to appear before a U.S. federal court judge in May.
Webb, 52, is now due to learn his fate in connection with the FIFA probe on May 11 at 10 a.m. in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York.
A sentencing date set for later this month was delayed following requests from Webb’s New York-based attorneys.
Webb pleaded guilty in November 2015 to seven counts of criminal conduct in relation to what prosecutors said was a decades-long bribery racket. Webb pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy.
The scheme described by U.S. prosecutors alleged Webb, and others at FIFA – world football’s governing body – solicited bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for directing lucrative broadcasting and commercial rights deals for various football tournaments to the bribe-payers. Dozens of U.S. banks were used to make those alleged bribe payments to Webb and others, prosecutors said. He faces up to 20 years in prison on the racketeering charge alone.
FIFA’s Ethics Committee also found Webb guilty earlier this year of violating general rules of conduct, rules of loyalty, rules for disclosure and financial reporting, conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption. He has been banned for life from “all football-related activities on a national and international level.”