Webb Charged in Health Care Fraud Case

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Disgraced FIFA Vice-President, Jeffrey Webb has been charged in a health care fraud case in his native Cayman Islands.

Cayman 27 television is reporting that the authorities in the British Overseas territory have issued a warrant for Webb’s arrest and are expected to seek his extradition.

Webb is currently detained in Switzerland after being arrested and indicted by the FBI on May 27.

He already faces an extradition request from the United States in relation to the football corruption charges brought by the US Department of Justice.

He has now been charged by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission, in connection with an ongoing probe into the 2010 award of a card swipe payment system at the Health Services Authority, known as CarePay.

Webb and his two co-accused, Canover Watson and Miriam Rodriguez are facing charges of Conspiracy to Defraud, Breach of Trust and Conspiracy to Convert Criminal Property.

Webb and Watson have been known associates for years.

Watson was one of eight members of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee and a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union up until his arrest last year for corruption, fraud and money laundering in connection with the CarePay scandal.