Ex-FIFA official Jeffrey Webb is in US, prosecutor tells court

Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges as part of the global soccer corruption scandal, a U.S. prosecutor confirmed on Friday to the judge overseeing the case.

Reuters| Updated: Jul 17, 2015, 23:38 PM IST
Ex-FIFA official Jeffrey Webb is in US, prosecutor tells court

New York: Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges as part of the global soccer corruption scandal, a U.S. prosecutor confirmed on Friday to the judge overseeing the case.

Prosecutor Evan Norris said during a court hearing in Brooklyn, New York, that he did not know when Webb would make his first appearance in court to hear the charges against him and enter a plea.

Webb, a Cayman Islands national, was arrested in May in Zurich along with six other current and former FIFA officials as U.S. authorities announced a sweeping investigation of corruption in soccer. He later agreed not to fight extradition from Switzerland.