Webb sentence delayed again

first_imgFORMER CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has had his sentence hearing delayed yet again by a United States court.The 52-year-old former FIFA vice-president, who was scheduled to face the court on May 11 has successfully had that sentence delayed by three months and will now face his verdict in June.The defendant’s lawyers had originally asked for a six-month delay, but that request was not granted. The former FIFA official, who agreed to cooperate in a plea deal, could be facing up to 20 years in prison.Webb was originally expected to be sentenced June of last year after pleading guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money-laundering in relation to millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks in relation to regional tournaments, tickets and marketing rights.Lawyers for Webb, once thought to be a prospective FIFA president, however, successfully argued for a six-month delay and that pushed the date to November 18 of last year. In November, without reasons revealed, his attorney’s once again successfully argued for another six months’ delay.Webb remains under house arrest at his home in Georgia, in the United States, but had also seen conditions of the sentence relaxed allowing him to travel beyond the 20-mile restriction initially imposed.As part of a plea deal, he agreed to forfeit more than $6.7 million.(Sportsmax)last_img read more