FIFA Panel Opens Case Against Ex-Vice President Jeffrey Webb

  • Webb was president of soccer body in Caribbean, North America
  • Webb pleaded guilty last year to charges in U.S. court

FIFA’s ethics committee opened a case against one of the soccer body’s former top leaders, Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands, who faces a life-time ban from the sport.

Jeffrey Webb

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Webb was president of Concacaf, the soccer association for the Caribbean, North and Central America. He pleaded guilty in November to conspiracies involving racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering in U.S. court.

The ethics committee’s adjudicatory chamber announced the opening of the case Wednesday in an e-mailed statement.

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