Webb sentencing hearing delayed again

Jeffrey Webb...sentencing delayed again

The sentencing hearing for former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been delayed yet again by a United States court.

The former FIFA vice president, who was scheduled to face the court on May 11 has had his sentencing delayed by three months and will now face his fate in June.  Webb’s attorneys had originally asked for a six month delay, but that request was not granted.  He has agreed to a plea bargain and faces up to 20 years behind bars.

Webb, 52, was scheduled to be sentenced in June 2016 after pleading guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering in relation to millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks in relation to regional soccer tournaments, tickets and marketing rights.

Lawyers for Webb, once thought to be a prospective FIFA president, however successfully argued for a six month delay and that pushed the date to November 18 of last year.  In November, without reasons revealed, his attorney’s once again successfully argued for another six months delay.

Webb remains under house arrest at his home in Georgia, in the United States, but had also seen conditions of the sentence relaxed allowing him to travel beyond the 20-mile restriction origally imposed.

As part of a plea deal, he agreed to forfeit more than $6.7 million.

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