Former Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb facing life ban from football

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By Euronews
Former Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb facing life ban from football

<p>Disgraced former <span class="caps">CONCACAF</span> president Jeffery Webb is facing a lifetime ban from all football-related activity after <span class="caps">FIFA</span>’s ethics committee opened up proceedings against him.</p> <p>The 51-year old former <span class="caps">FIFA</span> vice president from the Cayman Islands pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering at the United States District Court in November.</p> <p>He was one of seven people connected to football’s world governing body to be arrested in dawn raids on a Zurich hotel in May of last year, just before <span class="caps">FIFA</span>’s annual congress.</p> <p>A likely lifetime ban by <span class="caps">FIFA</span> appears the least of his worries though as he is expected to be sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn next month where he faces up to 20 years in prison.</p>