More charges for Blake and Watson

The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town. - Photo: Taneos Ramsay

Former Cayman Islands Football Association executives Bruce Blake and Canover Watson returned to court Friday to face two new charges.

Initially, they faced a seven-count indictment. The additional charges allege money laundering and concealing criminal property.

Lee Halliday-Davis, representing Watson, said a dismissal application would be made on behalf of Watson, “so, for now, we will not be entering pleas”.
Blake’s defence attorney Jonathon Hughes also asked to defer entering pleas, so that Blake could be arraigned at the same time as Watson.

Justice Roger Chapple agreed, but said, “In the interest of discounts for guilty pleas, this is the first reasonable occasion, so any guilty pleas going forward will not receive a full discount.”

Watson and Blake were released on bail.