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posted on July 06, 2015 10:47
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The former FIFA vice president and Cayman Islands football boss, Jeffrey Webb, has been charged with fraud and breach of trust in relation to a local hospital card payment case.
Canover Watson and Miriam Rodrigues are also facing further charges in relation to the ongoing local investigation into the CarePay Card contract, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said in a statement on Friday. While Watson and Rodrigues are expected to appear in court on Tuesday, a warrant has been issued for Webb’s arrest.
Following months of speculation that Webb and others were also under investigation in relation to the $11 million contract award, a short statement was released on Friday afternoon by ACC chair David Baines, who is also the commissioner of police.
Watson and Webb have been jointly charged with two counts of conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law, one count of breach of trust under the 2008 anti-corruption law and a charge of conspiracy to convert criminal property contrary to both the Penal Code and the proceeds of crime law. Watson’s former PA, Miriam Rodrigues, has also been charged with one count of conspiracy to convert criminal property.
Watson and Rodrigues are already scheduled to go on trial in November. The Crown had successfully postponed an earlier trial in May after a trillion bytes of digital information was handed over to investigators in April in connection with the case from Watson’s former employer, Admiral Administration.
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