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Local attorney and Cayman Islands Football Association Vice President Bruce Blake was arrested last week in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe.
Cayman Islands businessman Jeffrey Webb faces potential prison time and deportation in connection with his role in the ongoing FIFA racketeering and bribery scandal at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for Friday in U.S. federal court.
FIFA racketeering defendant Jeffrey Webb has been granted permission by a U.S. federal court to travel farther from his suburban Atlanta, Georgia, home in order to provide care for his young son, court records released Friday stated.
Cayman businessman Jeffrey Webb faces up to a 20-year sentence, possible deportation and additional fines in exchange for his November guilty plea to racketeering and fraud-related charges in connection with the ongoing FIFA probe in the U.S.
A U.S. federal court judge refused a news organization’s bid on Friday for documents disclosing details of a plea agreement with Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb and two other high-profile defendants in the ongoing FIFA corruption probe.
The last president of FIFA’s regional football governing body, Alfredo Hawit, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Monday in connection with the ongoing FIFA racketeering and bribery probe.
Former Cayman Islands resident Costas Takkas was extradited to the U.S. Tuesday, after spending nearly 10 months detained in Switzerland in connection with the ongoing FIFA bribery and corruption investigation.
World football governing body FIFA is suing its corrupt former executives, including Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb, in an attempt to claim “tens of millions of dollars” in damages.
A previously unidentified player in the international FIFA corruption probe has revealed specific football bribe payments that he told U.S. federal investigators were intended for Jeffrey Webb. One of those payments, he said, was sent to the Florida bank account of a “Caymanian attorney.”
The deadline for Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson to appeal his Grand Court conviction on five fraud and corruption-related charges is Friday.
His best friend and someone he once described as “his brother” was sent to jail for seven years Friday.
Some US$1.2 million in what were initially called loans granted to the Cayman Islands Football Association in 2013 have been described as “graft” in a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court.
FIFA, world football’s governing body, announced this week that it has put funding on hold “until further notice” for two of its confederations in the Americas – including one in the Caribbean and Central America.
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice has given U.S. authorities a first set of bank documents that will be used as evidence in criminal proceedings against the football executives.
As 2015 draws to a close, the Compass Editorial Board looks at some of the obstacles facing Cayman, a number of which can be turned into opportunities for advancement and improvement.
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A dawn raid at a luxurious Swiss hotel in May led to the crumbling of a soccer empire and thrust the Cayman Islands into the world spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
In the United States, the trial of Jeffrey Webb is over before it began. Here in the Cayman Islands, however, the stain of Webb's legacy is only beginning to become apparent.
A British MP and FIFA reform campaigner has called on the U.K. Serious Fraud Office to take a greater role in investigating corruption in the game’s governing body.
From the standpoint of sheer numbers, we cannot recall another point in time where Cayman faced so many reputational threats of our own creation.
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has undergone a major shake-up ... but, frankly, not the one which we had anticipated.
FIFA defendant No. 1 - believed to be Cayman's Jeffrey Webb - is sent to the U.S. to face charges.
In the midst of the ongoing local “Sturm und Drang” regarding this government and this newspaper, it is important that we not lose sight of the Cayman Islands' role in the FIFA scandal.
One of the seven FIFA defendants arrested in Switzerland last month says he wants out of detention pending extradition proceedings.
Cayman's premier accuses the publisher of the Cayman Compass newspaper of crimes against the state over an editorial.
Cayman's financial regulator begins an internal review of FIFA-related matters.
Cindy Scotland, the managing director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, must recuse herself from all matters that come before our country’s financial regulator involving the unfolding FIFA scandal.
Corruption in a country corrodes, erodes — and eventually destroys. It is all too common in the Cayman Islands. From George Town to ghost town, in the blink of an eye. It could happen.
All that the Cayman Islands has painstakingly built now faces great peril, in the form of the still-combusting FIFA scandal. Yet the response from our leaders is near silence.
Family and friends of FIFA vice president Jeff Webb have spoken out in support of the banker, businessman and football official, following his arrest on corruption charges in Switzerland.
The arrest of Caymanian Jeffrey Webb in relation to corruption and racketeering charges filed in the U.S. will cause the Cayman Islands significant reputational damage.