NEW YORK: Alfredo Hawitt, former president of CONCACAF, will not now be sentenced for his role in the FIFAGate corruption scandal until next year writes KEIR RADNEDGE.
Judgment of the former FIFA vice-president, who had twice briefly headed the central and North American confederation, had been due in New York on Friday.
However the case of the ex-president of the Federación Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras (FENAFUTH) in front of District Judge Pamela Chan has been postponed until March 14 at the request of defence attorney Justin Weddler.
Hawitt was arrested in Switzerland on December 3, 2015 and extradited to the United States on January 13, 2016, accused over involvement in a bribery network to sell football broadcast rights.
Initially the one-time head of Honduran football denied all 12 charges. However, at a hearing on on April 11, 2016, he accepted to plead guilty to four counts: one for conspiracy of criminal association, two for conspiracy of fraud and one for conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The bribes included the sale of marketing and promotion rights to CONCACAF tournaments and World Cup qualifying matches.