NEW YORK, USA --Former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb appeared in court in New York on Saturday, July 18, 2015, in connection with the scandal surrounding soccer’s world governing body. Webb, who was arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges in May, pleaded not guilty.
He faces charges of racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
The judge released him from custody on US$10 million bail, but he has been placed under house arrest. Under the terms of his release, the 50-year-old Cayman Islands national surrendered his three passports.
He must also remain within 32 kilometres of the courthouse. His movements will be monitored electronically. He will also be required to seek written permission from the FBI to go anywhere.
Meanwhile, the statement of case against Webb’s predecessor as CONCACAF president, Jack Warner, is now complete and is expected to be sent to Trinidad by the US Department of Justice by Wednesday.