Former MLA’s trial date set

Defendant Lyndon Martin names Steve McField as his attorney

Lyndon Martin, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman from 2000 to 2005, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to theft and obtaining property by deception. 

Magistrate Valdis Foldats set trial for Thursday, 19 July in Cayman Brac. 

The defendant told the court he would be represented by attorney Steve McField and, although Mr. McField was not present, they had discussed the matter and he was aware of his right to elect trial in Summary Court or Grand Court. He entered his pleas and elected to be tried in Summary Court. 

A news release from the Office of the Premier last week indicated Mr. McField was a member of the Cayman Islands delegation that left on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council in Curacao. 

Mr. Martin is accused of stealing $926, the property of the PTA of Creek and Spot Bay School. Three other charges relate to falsely tendering cheques from the PTA account for his personal use without authority. Total value of the goods and cash allegedly obtained was $700 (Caymanian Compass, 28 March). 

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