NEW YORK: Yet another of the former senior football officials charged in the FIFAGate corruption case has had his sentencing hearing delayed signficantly by a New York court writes KEIR RADNEDGE.
Sergio Jadue, one-time president of the Chilean federation, is now due to be sentenced by Judge Patricia Chen on December 12.
In March the sentencing date for former FIFA vice-president Jeff Webb was postponed until September 7.
Webb was one of the ‘Zurich seven’ detained by Swiss police in May 2015 on the eve of the annual congress of world football federation FIFA.
The then president of central and north American confederation CONCACAF had been held at the request of the United States Justice Department and was subsequently extradited to face charges in the $200m football corruption scandal.
Many others among the 40-plus defendants in the FIFAGate case have also had their sentencing dates postponed continually. These include Alfredo Hawit, Webb’s successor as CONCACAF president.