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Cayman Football Association VP arrested in money laundering probe

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 3:44 PM

The Vice-President of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) has been arrested in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe.

Forty-seven-year old Bruce Blake, who is also an attorney, was one of two men arrested in an investigation by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

He has also been suspended by the CIFA.

In a statement issued through his attorney yesterday, Blake  confirmed his arrest in relation to allegations of secret commissions and money laundering in relation to the CIFA, but categorically denied the accusations.

The statement noted that police inquiry relates to two US$600,000 payments to the association’s Butterfield Bank account that were transferred to another account.

Blake was arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission in the CIFA related probe last Thursday.