Privy Council rejects ‘Cash 4 Titles’ appeal

| 01/04/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Island local news, Cayman courts(News27): The Privy Council has agreed with the Cayman Islands’ Court of Appeal and rejected a claim by a Caymanian man convicted of being involved in a “Ponzi” scheme.  In 2005 Patrick Tibbetts was found guilty of money laundering associated with the collapse of a car loan business known as Cash 4 Titles. Tibbetts was sentenced to 3 years in prison, while his co-defendant, Lewis Denton Rowe, was acquitted. Tibbetts appealed his guilty verdict but the court of appeal rejected the case, which was then taken to the Privy Council. Tibbetts claimed his verdict was affected by jury bias. He said a casual friendship between a juror and a key witness made it more likely that the juror would believe that witness’s evidence.

But the Privy Council found no grounds to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision, saying there was no real possibility that the juror was biased.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians beware, do what is right do not allow yourselves to be used because often times you alone will pay the ultimate price while others go free. 

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Serves him right – he should be locked up for longer, stealing money from poor old ladies.

      No one should go drink in his bar supporting this thief