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Webb appears in federal court

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb (right) leaves Brooklyn federal court with his attorney Edward O'Callaghan, yesterday in New York.

NEW YORK (CMC):

Former president of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb appeared in a New York federal court yesterday in connection with the FIFA bribery scandal that has sent shockwaves through the football world.

Webb, who is from the Cayman Islands, is one of seven FIFA officials who were detained in Switzerland last spring when the scandal erupted.

The former FIFA vice-president and his attorney left court without speaking to reporters.

Webb, 50, has been accused of soliciting a $2-million bribe in exchange for marketing rights for the 2013 Gold Cup tournament.

He is the only official to agree to come to the United States, where he pleaded not guilty last month and was released on a $10-million bond.

Fourteen men - nine football officials and five marketing executives - were named in the US indictment, including former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who is fighting his extradition from Trinidad and Tobago.

Webb has been ordered to return to the federal court in Brooklyn on October 9.