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Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Webb banned for life


Zurich (AFP) – Former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from all football-related activities for life by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, world football’s governing body confirmed on Friday.

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption. He was also fined one million Swiss francs ($1.024 million).

The 51-year-old, who was also previously the president of the Football Association of his native Cayman Islands, had been provisionally suspended in May 2015 after being placed under investigation.

The 51-year-old Cayman Islands-British citizen, who had been close to disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, was among those arrested in a dawn raid at a Zurich luxury hotel in May last year by Swiss police acting on a US warrant.

The raid led to the downfall of Blatter and the uncovering of a huge bribery and corruption scandal at the top of world football.

In November last year Webb pleaded guilty in a New York court to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

He promised to forfeit more than $6.7 million in assets and was confined to house arrest. He is expected to be formally sentenced later this year.

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