High ranking FIFA official Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty in a U.S. court on corruption charges in connection with soccer scandal. Natasha Howitt reports.
Jeffrey Webb, a former FIFA vice president, faces a string of corruption charges. On Saturday, the 50-year-old Cayman Islands national pleaded not guilty in a U.S federal court. He is among 14 others who have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly exploiting the sport for their own gain, through bribes of more than $150 million over 24 years. U.S authorities have said their investigation exposes complex money laundering schemes, millions of dollars in untaxed incomes, and tens of millions in offshore accounts held by FIFA officials. Webb himself faces charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. He was extradited to the U.S. following his arrest in Switzerland in May. Seven other high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested with him. No trial date has been set, and Webb's U.S. lawyer declined to offer further comments.