FIFA prosecutors want life ban for Webb in bribery case

4 May 2016 | 16:07

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 4 May 2016 | 16:07

The FIFA logo is pictured outside the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 (AP Photo)

ZURICH: FIFA ethics prosecutors want a life ban imposed on former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, who has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in the United States.

The judging chamber of the FIFA ethics committee says it opened proceedings against Webb and will consider a verdict.
The ethics committee says it got a final investigation report last week from FIFA prosecutors.

In November, Webb admitted to taking bribes worth millions of dollars linked to commercial rights for international soccer tournaments.

The former Cayman Islands banker should be sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn next month. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Webb was president of the CONCACAF soccer body when he was arrested on May 27 at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich.


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