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Defendant says status seekers threatened his life

Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks continued to take money from people by representing that it was for Caymanian status or permanent residence even after he suspected the offer was a scam, he told a court on Tuesday.

Immigration scam case: Former press secretary to McKeeva testifies

Charles Glidden, former press secretary to the premier from 2010 to 2013, gave evidence last week in the trial of Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks, who is accused of collecting $164,700 largely by falsely representing that cash was required as payment for a legitimate grant of Caymanian status or permanent residency.

Wildenstein tax fraud trial may hinge on Cayman trust

One of the biggest tax fraud trials ever held in France may hinge on the contents of trusts in the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and Guernsey.

Standard of proof not met in rape case

A judge ruled last week that evidence presented in the case of a man charged with rape and indecent assault did not make her sure of the man’s guilt.

Privy Council rejects rape appeal

A man sentenced to 12 years for rape and indecent assault has had his appeal against conviction dismissed by the Privy Council.

Judge orders jury to find Catron not guilty

A judge ordered the jury in the trial of Sandra Catron to find her not guilty Tuesday, after he determined there was a “fatal flaw” in the charges.

MLA takes stand in Catron trial

MLA Winston Connolly was among four witnesses who gave evidence Monday in the trial of Sandra Catron, charged with eight counts of uttering a false document.

Defendant’s DNA on shotgun, jury told

A Grand Court jury began hearing evidence on Wednesday in the case of Tonie Elford Bush, who has pleaded not guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Court hears of travel agency owner’s cash flow problems

A Cayman Islands travel agent blamed cash flow problems, which led to the eventual closure of the business, for several customers being left stranded without valid airline tickets.

Travelers stranded after ticket scam, court hears

A travel agent took more than $25,000 in cash from customers but failed to provide them with valid airline tickets, a court heard Tuesday.

Mother’s life sentence is 26-plus years for murder

Tamara Olita Butler was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday for the October 2014 murder of her daughter Bethany, who was six years old. However, under new legislation, she may be eligible to apply for release in 26 years and 191 days.

Mother gets 26-plus years for murder of daughter

Tamara Butler was sentenced on Friday morning to serve 26-plus years for murdering her six-year-old daughter in October, 2014. New legal requirements state that...

Court outlines reasons for dismissal of rape appeal

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal released its reasons last week for its dismissal of Philip Turner Rose’s appeal against a rape conviction.

Eyewitnesses crucial to murder verdict

Two eyewitnesses form the crucial part of the Crown’s case against brothers Osbourne Douglas, 29, and Justin Ramoon, 24, on a charge of murder, all counsel agreed on Friday.

Defense calls no evidence in murder trial

Attorneys for Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon called no evidence after the conclusion of the prosecution’s case against them for murder.

Permanent residence scammers sentenced to prison terms

The promise of permanent residence in exchange for money was a “cynical exploitation of vulnerable victims,” Justice Charles Quin declared on Tuesday when he sentenced two women to prison for obtaining property by deception.

CCTV footage shown in murder trial

Footage from closed circuit television cameras at more than four locations is part of the Crown’s case against Osbourne Wilfred Douglas and Justin D’Angelo Ramoon, whose trial for the murder of Jason Powery began last week.

Barnes loses appeal against life sentence

Jeffrey Barnes has lost his appeal against the sentence of life imprisonment for rape.

Bouchard sentenced to 12 years

Michelle Bouchard was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday after a Grand Court jury found her guilty of 25 out of 26 charges of dishonesty.

Jury retires to deliberate in Bouchard trial

A Grand Court jury of four men and three women retired Wednesday afternoon to consider evidence in the trial of Michelle Bouchard.

Defense probes shooting victim’s gang links

Jason Powery was part of the so-called Birch Tree Hill gang and had received death threats in the months before he was shot dead outside a George Town bar, a court heard Wednesday.

Court visits scene of the crime

Amid the squawking of feral chickens and the barking of a junk yard dog, Grand Court convened Wednesday in the unusual confines of a cramped Scranton back alley.

Defense: Bouchard journals ‘confessional’

The Crown and defense wrapped up their closing statements in Michelle Bouchard’s theft trial Tuesday, both referring at times to the defendant’s journal, extracts of which had been read out in court earlier.

Bouchard says she became engaged to her alleged victim

Michelle Bouchard and the man she is accused of stealing from became engaged in early 2012, she told Justice Paul Worsley on Thursday.

Police taser trial adjourned

The trial of two police officers accused of using excessive force against a person in custody by discharging tasers at him has been adjourned...

CarePay trial – Crown: Webb’s Georgia home purchase was ‘money laundering’

Cayman Islands businessmen Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb made up a bogus employment contract for Webb and used a Cayman Islands Football Association employee...

Watson: Minister Scotland agreed on CarePay expansion

Hours before government officials signed what became known as the CarePay contract, behind-the-scenes negotiations on the five-year, US$13 million deal were still occurring, Canover Watson testified in his criminal trial last week.

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