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Former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb Has Been Banned For Life

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FIFA Ethics Committee bans former CONCACAF head Jeffrey Webb for life

Zurich, Switzerland – FIFA Ethics Committed has banned former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb for life for taking bribes, FIFA announced.

The committee has also fined Webb for accepting bribes for $1 million.

The verdict, delivered by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, came after Webb, also an ex-President of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), was found guilty of a number of ethics breaches.

This included bribery and corruption, general rules of conduct, loyalty, duty of disclosure, co-operation and reporting and conflicts of interest.

“The investigations against Mr Webb were opened on 27 May 2015 and were conducted by Dr Cornel Borbély, chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, following an indictment by the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. The final report was transmitted to the adjudicatory chamber on 26 April 2016, which opened formal adjudicatory proceedings on 4 May 2016.

On 23 November 2015, Mr Webb pleaded guilty at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy.
The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee found Mr Webb guilty of violations of article 13 (General rules of conduct), 15 (Loyalty), 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting), 19 (Conflicts of interest) and 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).

In consequence, Mr Webb has been banned for life from all football related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level and fined CHF 1,000,000.”