NEW YORK, USA, Wednesday November 9, 2016 – Disgraced former CONCACAF boss Jeffrey Webb could have his sentencing postponed again, if a New York court grants another request for an adjournment.
While it was not clear why the adjournment was requested, it would be the second delay of the former banker’s sentencing if granted.
In June, Webb successfully sought a delay in sentencing until this month. No reason for the adjournment request was given at that time.
The Caymanian Compass reports that Webb was due to be sentenced on November 18, but his lawyer filed an application with the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York to have the date delayed for “approximately six months.”
The 52-year-old Caymanian, a high profile former FIFA vice-president, pleaded guilty last November to racketeering, conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy.
He agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million as part of a plea bargain.
The former CONCACAF strongman has been under house arrest in Georgia while the case has been underway. Earlier this year, the court relaxed the terms of his confinement, allowing him to travel beyond the 20-mile restriction initially imposed.
Webb was one of several FIFA officials arrested in May 2015 when law enforcement raided a luxury hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, where FIFA top brass had convened for their annual meeting.
Hewas subsequently named by the US Department of Justice as part of a 47-count indictment alleging racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies and extradited to face charges.
Earlier this year he was slapped with a life ban from all football related activities by FIFA.
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Trinidadian Austin “Jack” Warner, who stepped down as CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president amidst a Caribbean corruption scandal five years ago, was also named in the indictment and is currently battling extradition to the US.