Former FIFA VP pleads guilty to charges of corruption

Jeff Webb
Former CONCACAF president and FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb

Former CONCACAF president and FIFA VP Jeffrey Webb has changed his plea to guilty for corruption charges filed by U.S. authorities.

Webb had initially pleaded not guilty to racketeering, wire-fraud, money laundering and bribery charges in connection with a United States-led crackdown on corruption within world football.

The former banker was extradited from Switzerland and flown to New York in July, after being accused by US prosecutors of accepting bribes totaling millions of dollars in connection with the sale of marketing rights and keeping the money for himself.

Since being arrested, Mr. Webb has been stripped of his position as a Vice President of FIFA and as CONCACAF boss.

The Cayman Island native is among 8 top international soccer executives who have changed to guilty pleas. 16 additional soccer officials from south and central America were also indicted.

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