Judge: Judith ‘Judas’ robbed Mr Robb

| 10/07/2019 | 77 Comments
Cayman News Service
Justice Carlisle Greaves

(CNS): Justice Carlisle Greaves held no punches Wednesday as he handed down the maximum term of ten years to Judith Douglas for her conviction for obtaining property by deception. Douglas was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday of conning Nathaniel Robb, a US citizen, out of almost CI$1.9 million by falsely claiming that she could secure Caymanian status for him. The judge said the name “Judas” was ringing in his ears in this case, adding, “Judith ‘Judas’ robbed Mr Robb.”

The judge found that the mitigation factors presented to him on behalf of Douglas did not warrant reducing the time she should receive, but he outlined a long list of aggravating factors, which led to the maximum sentence allowable under the law. As he outlined Douglas’ crimes, he said that Robb, her victim, was a diver “who could not draw breath under her ocean of lies”.

Justice Greaves said Douglas was relentless in her crime and that society needed to be protected from her because given her history of offending, she was unlikely to stop. He said he had presided over many fraud cases in his time but this case was special. “I am at pains to remember a defendant better qualified than this defendant to be referred to as a full time fraudster,” he added.

The judge said she had “left the complainant a broken man” who had just over $19 in his account when he came to give evidence.

As he outlined the many aggravating factors in this case, Justice Greaves noted her previous convictions for similar crimes, and that she had actually embarked on this offence while she was on bail and under investigation for those offences. Even as she was convicted she was calling Robb from jail for more money.

“She has shown absolutely no remorse and demonstrated a high degree of selfishness, and even had audacity to declare herself a victim of the victim,” he added, as he described her defence as “absurd”. He said that despite the clear view of the WhatsApp messages, she accused Robb of embezzling people without any evidence.

The judge said her actions had undermined the immigration system, calling into question officers and board members after she suggested, “without a scintilla of evidence”, that they were all susceptible to bribes. A further aggravating element was that up to this day “not one dime of that $1.9 million has been paid back or recovered”, he said.

Justice Greaves told Douglas that there would be no slap on the wrist. “You and others of your type must understand that the sentences shall be high,” he said. “I am of the view that society… needs to be protected from you as long as practical according to law,” he added, before handing down the ten-year sentence.

Douglas wept as the sentence was delivered. Earlier in the hearing, when asked if she had anything to say before the judge passed sentence, she had pleaded for leniency. She said she had been in Fairbanks for over a year and it was really hard. She was “not being treated the best” and was now on medication for depression and anxiety as well as being unable to sleep.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is nit her first rodeo. Judith aka Mollyann has had several run ins with the law from she was much younger til now………reform school and all.

  2. Anonymous says:

    He was definitely wrong ..I mean I only paid 20K for my status !!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    The majority of Rock Hole residents are from JA. Just because they were born or raised in Rock Hole do not make them Caymanian. If their parents hail from JA they are Jamaican and only here for opportunity like Judith. Period!!!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Getting serious Billy McFarland vibes from Judith.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Justice Greaves is quite poetic. In another life he could have had a career as a deejay.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    All you people saying Robb should also be charged are missing one key point here. He had no reason to gain his residency illegitimately. And in the end he received it through the normal channels. What does that tell you? That he really is a naive person and I hate to say it, pretty stupid. Why else would someone who could get his residency through the normal channels go this route? And for all we know Douglas could have told him you are not going to qualify but don’t worry I know someone in government who can fix things for you but its going to cost you money, don’t worry this is how its done here in Cayman blah blah. And this naive guy just went along and paid and paid.
    Now if he knew he was illegible for residency because of having a criminal background or whatever other reason and purposely tried to circumvent things and get his residency the illegitimate way then yes by all means throw the book at him and revoke his residency, but that clearly was not the case here.
    The case here is one of a simple stupid man, period.

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    • Anonymous says:

      @9:47 – If Robb had no reason to try to obtain his residency illegally why did he go the illegal/questionable route? Why not apply through a lawyer or migration agency?

      What amazes me is how someone so stupid, I’m sorry but there is no other word for it, amassed $1.9 million?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Probably through unwitting use (is there any other kind?) of the Dunning-Kruger effect; not having sufficient intelligence or awareness to second-guess himself in respect of whatever he did to make the $1.9 million.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You really contradicted yourself. After stating that he had to illegitimate intentions, you continued on and said the opposite.

      I guess Robb could do well without your legal advice.

    • YP says:

      Lol. It truly does appear that this guy really isn’t all that bright – however, when has that ever been allowed as a valid excuse? It hasn’t and it wouldn’t. What truly amazes me is that he was able to amass a $2 million fortune… If he had invested it judiciously, he probably could have turned that in $10 million and retired on GC without a need for status.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Because there is more to the story, but as in typical fashion all the emphasis was put on another “caymanian’s” wrong doing and a chance to address the elephant in the room will go missed.

        CNS: Don’t be silly. This article was about Judith Douglas’ sentencing following her trial. It reports what was said in court.

    • Judas robbed Robb says:

      @9:47 I read in one of the articles that he did not want “mere” residency but instead wanted Caymanian Status. There’s a difference between the two that’s why he was willing to pay in order to illegally obtain Caymanian Status. Now his residency should be revoked! Tough lesson but a lesson indeed.

  7. Leroy Parker says:

    Mr Justice Greaves, gives just that, Justice! Welcome to the Cayman Islands, I know your history and know well that you will make a difference in Cayman.

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  8. Loyalty says:

    The judge needed to give Mr. Robb in jail sentences as well. All that money he kept giving that facety ass thief and weren’t given proper reciepe with Government logo.
    But that’s what happens when you tries to get things the easy way it never pays off. My mother always told me going the cheap or wrong way about accomplishing things never work out you always end up paying double. Well I tell you Mr. Robb, seems as if he paid double, double. I don’t feel bad for the idiot this should teach him and other expats that comes into our Country to go about things the right way. It’s a pity I couldn’t get my hand on some of it desperately in need of some serious funds right now.
    Douglas, prison should be nothing to this ain’t the first time you been there and won’t be the last. You need to stop stealing girl, you did the crime so hear what be prepared to do the time behind bars.

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  9. Douglas vs Robb says:

    Both of them should be locked up in jail cause if he so deserved Caymanian Status he should went about it in the correct way about it. Wrong is wrong and I know what she did was wrong but so is Robb.

    He should be arrested and charged for paying to get Status. It shows that he is not a good Citizen of these Islands. She only left him with $19 dollars in his bank account well it looks like if this idiot had more money he would still be paying her but the money came to an end is the only thing saved him.

    Judith what you done is wrong and you have to learn you can’t continue living life like this cause it not your first time doing this and as it sounds you keep repeating the same BUT with that been said Robb you are just as bad as Douglas cause you were trying to obtain Cayman status and not the proper way. So a thief is a thief and because you are said to be the victim here does not mean you are innocent cause you were paying Douglas for something you that you taught you would not get on your own. So to put it in a nutshell you should be in Northward prison and Douglas in Fair Banks prison or they should let you all be side by side cause she just a tuff as you stupid. We really don’t need thieves like you here Robb point blank. As for Douglas we can deport her cause she is Caymanian but I call on our so call government to investigate people like Robb and let them leave the Cayman Islands but I guess you all want 100 Thousands people no matter the back ground so you will honor him. I guess we will honor you all too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      @8:29 – not sure that “paying for status” is an actual criminal charge. Just sayin’.

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    • Jotnar says:

      As he says- and apparently the evidence supports – she told him most of the money was a deposit to show his financial worth and would be refunded – your view that he thought he was paying bribes of nearly $2 million may be rather unfair. Agree it doesn’t demonstrate good judgment on his part, but sending him to jail for being gullible seems a bit harsh.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    so 10 years, she gets to keep 1.9 million. so 190 grand a year to do some time (assuming she does all 10 years, which I cant imagine happens)

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  11. Anonymous says:

    She may reside in rock hole but the photo on marl road clearly tells me she from Jam. Deport her and him.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Two places share the same history, but not education.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why? Because she black? She a born and bred caymanian from Rock Hole. Robb i hope you reading these comments cause you are no better than her

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    • Anonymous says:

      How can you tell where a person is from by a photo?

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    • Anonymous says:

      As much as you’d like to believe only Jamaican’s are crooked, you gotta own this one bobo. She’s Caymanian born and raised. You people really need to accept the fact that some Caymanian’s are just as conniving, wicked, crooked, bad mind and stupid, as the other nationalities you lay blame on for everything.

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      • Say it like it is says:

        9.13am Quite.This Caymanian is as bad as it gets and brings shame on these islands. The only saving grace here is that at least we know what she was guilty of, unlike a number of senior Caymanian gov’t heads who commit serious crimes which are kept secret from the public.

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    • Leroy Parker says:

      Bobo, you ga ghetto ya, why you think it was Jamaica because of the pic? I know you joking so I am making light of it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Not everyone who is of dark complexion is from Jamaica you ignorant banana.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Dummy, stop making assumptions on what you know nothing about. Unless you grew up in Rock Hole and/or know Judith and her family go sit down and shut up!!

    • Anonymous says:

      U clearly have no sense. In case u didn’t know a picture doesn’t determine where u from.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Asked if she had anything to say. She said nothing about “im sorry to my victims” Nope, it was still all about “her” I am, I am, I am. Well, You are….going to jail. Have fun, lazy. Couldn’t work, so took the easy way. can’t they put a lean on her house (which im sure she has) to help pay back the money she embezzled? I find it hard to believe, she truly walks away with 190K a year, salary. I mean, 10 years in prison, for 1.9 million. Who’s wouldn’t do that time for that kind of money?

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Robb should have been charged as well and had his day in court as a defendant. The fact that he came forward could have been treated as a mitigating factor in his favour but not to the extent of no charges at all. If the prosecutors did not charge him for fear of discouraging people from coming forward to expose such scams they should think again. It sends the message, if you try to corrupt the system and it does not work out for you, then you can make a complaint and the authorities will take care of you.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I hope she can’t sleep for the next 10yrs!! The thieving witch! Does she think this poor man that she’s fleeced can sleep? She deserves everything she’s got and more. Well done Judge!

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  15. Anonymous says:

    There is no excuse for such behavior. Pure unadulterated greed.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    CNS, I see no mention of Judith Douglas assets, does she drive an expensive car, what type of home does she live in, is it all paid off, surely if she had access to all this money
    her life style should have been questionable, how much funds does she have in the bank-

    Something is not right with this story, why didn’t the police follow the money trail

    Saw her picture on Cayman Marl Road, and she do not look like someone who had
    access to all this money- or she didn’t spend it on herself

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    • Anonymous says:

      Likely wired to another country like Jamaica where there is a nice life waiting for her when all this ends. True justice was done here.

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    • Anonymous says:

      She gave it to her pimp, “Mr. Bigg”

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    • Anonymous says:

      Apparently nothing was recovered because she had no assets. More than likely she didn’t save any of the money she was thieving from victim. I’d wager she did what most Caymanians do who are fiscally irresponsible and/or thieves do when they get a lump sum of money; Fly to “Myameh” (Miami) and blow the money out on various crap.

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  17. Ironside says:

    Robb, dishonesty ruined your chance to further prosper in the Cayman Islands. There’s no symphony given and I’m betting you hoped to recover some portion of this missing CI$1.9 million monies when you, broke and all, went to the police.

    Desperate measures to obtain your citizenship lead to desperate measures to go to the police as you may have not had a choice otherwise. Something is lingering though, can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to the whole fiasco.

    The revocation of your permanent residency status is a must as an undesirable, because of your attempt to circumvent the Legal process.

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  18. Say it like it is says:

    I have nothing but praise for Justice Greaves, so long as he presides, we can be sure that criminals will get their just desserts.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    This is sad- But Mr Robb is a very dumb man

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  20. Anonymous says:

    I don’t want to call the guy a fool for not feeling her out quickly because who knows……But yes something is wrong with him… Given than he is from the USA.

    Well done judge. Financial Crimes: Time to go after a few assets in her name or otherwise!

    I think it was a good start at making people an example!

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  21. Judas robbed Robb says:

    What i don’t understand is that this man was willing to illegally obtain Cayman Status, in essence con/defraud the people of the Cayman Islands of something that he did not earn. Yet he his so distraught and outraged when the tables were turned and he was the one that ended up getting conned/defrauded. Don’t get me wrong Douglas deserves to go to prison. However, I have no sympathy for Robb and wonder why he has not been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud or something similar. Deterrance should be both for the people taking bribes and doing illegal things and to those willing to pay a bribe/ monies to obtain something illegally.

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Funny how the law works when someone robs the rich and gets 10years when he who btw should have also been charged for his greedy mentality thinking that he could just buy a cayman status no matter the cost, as to a convicted murderer/menace only getting 5years for his crime,smh, this system is truly broken.

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  23. TRX says:

    She deserved 20 years, not 10, and if Justice Greaves could have given her that many, it seems he would have. Well done Sir! On the other hand, he ought to have given Mr. Robb a year for being a naive fool. How do you hand over $2 million dollars to someone? The stupidity has to be beyond comprehension. Also paying someone to “arrange” for status, yeah, probably not the most legit.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    can we please keep this judge?

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Can we please deport her after sentence? Why was she not deported after her first convictions? What does it take to actually get the laws surrounding the revocation of status enforced around here?

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  26. Anonymous says:

    He just as fool to be honest.

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