Moss, Watson and Webb charged with fraud

Charges were filed on Monday against three people accused of defrauding local and regional football bodies.

Charmaine Moss, Jeffrey Webb and Canover Watson are all jointly charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud CONCACAF (Confederation, North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football).

Moss, 45; Webb, 55; and Watson, 49; between January 2012 and September 2014 allegedly created a fake company called Ironshore International Limited, according to court documents. Through the fake company, the trio is said to have claimed to be agents of Admiral Financial Centre Ltd. The charge further alleges that false, inflated invoices were submitted to CONCACAF.

Moss and Webb are jointly charged with an additional count of conspiracy to defraud CONCACAF, which alleges the submission of more fraudulent invoices during the same time period.

Moss also faces a third and final count of converting criminal property in relation to funds transferred to Ironshore International Limited and Moss International Limited.

She is currently employed with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service as a business development manager, a civilian role. On Friday, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne confirmed that he had placed Moss on required leave, “pending the disposal of the charges by the Director of Public Prosecutions”. He added that the charges predated her employment with the RCIPS.

At the time the offences are alleged to have occurred, Webb was serving as a FIFA vice president, CONCACAF president and Cayman Islands Football Association president. Watson also served in an executive role with CIFA. Moss was not a member of CIFA; however, she worked closely with the organisation.

Webb remains in the US under strict bail conditions, as he awaits sentencing on several counts of money laundering, fraud and racketeering, charges to which he has already pleaded guilty.

Waston remains on bail for matters of a similar nature that are currently before the courts.

Moss denied the charges and she is expected to make her first court appearance in January 2020.

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