Trial set for status deception charges

A two-week trial has been set to start on June 1, 2015, for Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks, who pleaded not guilty on Friday to 17 charges of obtaining property by deception.

Ebanks, 48, is accused of obtaining various sums of money by falsely representing that the cash was required as payment for legitimate grants of Cayman status.

The alleged offenses were said to have taken place between July 2012 and August 2013 and involved sums ranging between $800 and $14,000.

Defense attorney Lucy Organ told Justice Charles Quin it was not yet decided whether the trial would be by jury or by judge alone.

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