Joey awaits fate as sentence hearing adjourned

| 13/03/2014

(CNS): With important paperwork still not ready, the former ERA boss remains a free man after his sentencing hearing set for Thursday was adjourned. Joey Ebanks, who recently changed his plea regarding a catalogue of theft and fraud charges relating to his time at the regulatory authority and admitted his culpability, will now return to court on Thursday 3 April to hear his fate. The former talk-show host and political hopeful was charged last year. He originally denied the allegations, claiming there was a conspiracy against him because of the information he had about high level corruption and because he was speaking out against the establishment.

However, in a surprise about face, the controversial character pleaded guilty to all the allegations in January, cancelling the anticipated trial that was scheduled for June this year.

Ebanks admitted 17 counts of theft, forgery, fraud and deception relating to his time as the managing director of the Electricity Regulatory Authority. Between September 2012 and March 2013, he is said to have stolen around $100,000 from the authority, including spending more than $67,000 on iPads and iPhones

Facing a potential custodial sentence, Ebanks currently remains on bail until the new sentencing date next month.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Time Wounds All Heals

  2. Anonymous says:

    Considering all that Joey has done for Cayman, Community Service is sufficient punishment

  3. Anonymus says:

    Joey don't give Brother. Can anyone cast the first stone if you are perfect  I believe in second chances, as long a person learn from his mistakes. He  shoud do community service, exposing his wrong by sharing to shooll children and others that would learn that crime doesnt pay.



  4. Anonymous says:

    Big up Mr. Joey! Take from the rich to feed the poor. I mean his nose.

  5. Big Whopper says:

    Can I have your moonshine recipe Joey?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I would have loved to see this go to trial. We could have shed some light on the real inner workings of the CIG and found out just how dodgy it really is.

  7. Knot S Smart says:

    Tic… Toc…

    Tic… Toc…

    Wait… My iPhone is ringing…

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm, maybe Joey should be sentenced to working for free at the Turtle Farm. I hear they need help in the Department of Turtle Poop Shoveling.


    Length of sentance? How about working until his Boswains Beach bar tab is paid off.

    • The Thinker says:

      It makes you wonder if there are any other shady characters (crooks) in charge of governrment businesses?   Wasn't there one running the whole show a while back?  There doesn't seem to be any hurry about his trial, either..

      • Anonymous says:

        How do you think Joey got appointed to the positions where he could run amok financially?


        Birds of a feather …

  9. Anonymous says:

    FREE JOEY!!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hope all goes well “I’m not afraid” lol