February 12 – Disgraced former Concacaf president and FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb’s sentencing has been delayed for a ninth time. His lawyers sentencing has now been moved back to September 10. Another defendant Alejandro Burzaco has had his sentencing moved back to August 21.
In 2015 Webb pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies after his arrest in Zurich in May 2015 as one of the original seven indictments issued by the US Department of Justice in the FIFAGate scandal.
Webb was due to be sentenced this month. The football administrator has been under house arrest in the US and in the past already agreed to forfeit more than $6.7 million.
Webb is also wanted by Cayman Islands authorities in connection with his role in the CarePay swipe card scandal at Health Services Authority.
Burzaco, the former CEO of Torneos, pleaded guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. He was a key witness in the trial and in securing convictions for Juan Angel Napout and Jose Maria Marin.
In court Burzaco admitted to paying in excess of $150 million in bribes for football rights.
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