Fifa’s ethics committee opens formal proceedings against Jeffrey Webb

Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty to multiple counts of corruption in a US district court last year.

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JOHANNESBURG - Fifa's ethics committee has opened formal proceedings against former Concacaf President Jeffrey Webb into his role in the football corruption scandal.

A report from the governing body's investigatory chamber was handed to the committee last month, recommending a lifelong ban for Webb.

He pleaded guilty to multiple counts of corruption in a US district court last year.

Webb is facing a lifetime ban from all football activities following Fifa's investigation into his involvement in corruption.

Webb pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering and three counts of wire fraud and money laundering in November.

He was one of six top officials arrested in May last year, and was placed under house arrest, he'd initially pleaded not guilty.

The 51-year-old will be invited to submit his position regarding the investigatory chamber's findings.