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Tag: Canover Watson

Blake denies knowledge of frauds

Blake denies knowledge of frauds

| 09/02/2016 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The acting president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Bruce Blake, claims he had no idea what his former colleagues, Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb, were up to regarding the allegations against them over the Cartan Tours deal with CONCACAF or the cash that moved in and out of the [...]

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Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

| 08/02/2016 | 124 Comments
(CNS): As his old friend and business partner began settling into his new life in jail this weekend, former CIFA president and FIFA VP, Jeffrey Webb, was enjoying a lavish party at his Georgia mansion. Still under house arrest, Webb hosted a celebration for his wife’s 40th birthday at their home [...]

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Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

| 08/02/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As Canover Watson began serving a seven-year sentence for corruption Friday, another public scandal he is involved in can now be revealed following the lifting of reporting restrictions on a civil lawsuit filed in the US. In the civil action by CONCACAF against travel firm, Cartan Tours, W [...]

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Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

| 08/02/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): When Justice Michael Mettyear handed Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority, a seven-year jail term on Friday, he described the evidence against him of corruption in the CarePay case as “overwhelming”. But the case against Watson was based heavily on the incrim [...]

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Watson handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Canover Watson, who was convicted yesterday in the hospital CarePay corruption case, has begun serving a seven-year sentence in HMP Northward after Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his sentencing ruling Friday morning. Based on UK guidelines, the judge handed out concurrent seven-year te [...]

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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 138 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lu [...]

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Jurors sent out in Watson case

Jurors sent out in Watson case

| 03/02/2016
(CNS): After a day and a half summarising the facts and evidence and directing the jury on the law in the crown’s case of corruption against Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority Board, the judge sent them out to begin deliberations at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Justice [...]

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AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): The issue of who was behind the local company that secured the lucrative hospital contract was a political issue and not a legal one, Trevor Burke QC said Friday, as he summed up the defence against corruption charges for his client, Canover Watson. He told the jury that the only reason tha [...]

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Crown: Watson defence ‘fanciful’

Crown: Watson defence ‘fanciful’

| 29/01/2016
(CNS): The deputy director of public prosecutions took just over four hours yesterday to summarise the crown’s case against Canover Watson for corruption in relation to a hospital contract. Patrick Moran described explanations given by the former HSA board chair for some of the incriminating evid [...]

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Evidence ends in Watson case

Evidence ends in Watson case

| 27/01/2016
(CNS): After almost two months in the courtroom listening to the CarePay corruption case, the jury has now heard all the live evidence that will be presented by both the crown and the defence. Canover Watson called just one witness Tuesday on his own behalf. This was to support his claim that he had [...]

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Watson battles to explain emails and documents

Watson battles to explain emails and documents

| 25/01/2016
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority continued to try and explain more apparently incriminating emails on Friday during another tough day of cross-examination about his alleged involvement with AIS Cayman Ltd. Explaining documents that appeared to show how he and his close frien [...]

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