NEW YORK: Jeff Webb, former president of CONCACAF and one of the main figures incriminated in the FIFAGate scandal, had had his sentencing postponed until early next year.
Webb, a vice-president of FIFA when he was detained on a United States extradition warrant in Zurich in May 2015, is understood to have requested a six-month postponement in his ongoing plea bargain negotiations.
He had been due to come up for sentencing next month after admitting seven specimen charges and has been living under house arrest at his home near Atlanta. His sentencing has been delayed several previous times.
A further sentencing delay has also been granted to Aaron Davidson, former ceo of the Traffic USA media rights agency. He was arrested after being entrapped by his former company president Jose Hawilla, who has since died. Davidson’s sentencing has been postponed from October to January 9.
On Wednesday a sentencing hearing is scheduled in New York by Judge Patricia Chen for Jose Maria Marin, former Brazilian federation president and FIFA executive committee member. Marin was found guilty last December of FIFAGate corruption charges which he had denied.
World federation FIFA and South American governing body CONMEBOL have both registered claims for restitution. FIFA is demanding more than $29m towards its legal costs. CONMEBOL is seeking $93m.
CONMEBOL is alleging that the funds sliced off by the incriminated officials would have been invested across the continent in football facilities and a bid to host the World Cup in 2030.
CONCACAF has yet to submit a formal claim.