Published On: Tue, Dec 15th, 2015

Former Cayman Islands football chief fingers Panamanian corporations in FIFA corruption scandal

webbMIAMI - Jeffrey Webb, the former head of the Cayman Islands Football Association, and who had pleaded guilty to his involvement in the massive FIFA corruption probe, has been cooperating with US law enforcement authorities in their investigation into the payment of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

His assistance has reportedly been a major factor in the recent indictment of additional FIFA executives.

Webb was the business development manager at the local Western Union money service business, which was closed without warning in July; Webb was arrested in May. The operation was a subsidiary of Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Limited, whose parent, Fidelity Bank International Limited, is located in Nassau, Bahamas.

Fidelity is one of the financial institutions named in the superseding indictment for having moved a portion of the bribe money paid to Webb. He has reportedly named more than one dozen Panamanian corporations as entities through which bribe payments were facilitated to those individual indicted.

By Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock is a banking lawyer turned-career money launderer (10 years), turned-compliance officer specialising in enhanced due diligence, and a financial crime consultant who publishes a Financial Crime Blog. The Laundry Man, his autobiography, was published in the UK on 5 July 2012

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