Tag: Eloise Marshall QC

Bush not immune from prosecution, says crown

Bush not immune from prosecution, says crown

| 15/07/2024

(CNS): As Eloise Marshall KC summed up the crown’s case against McKeeva Bush for rape and sexual assault, she told the jury that the former premier of the Cayman Islands is not immune from prosecution. In court on Friday, the prosecutor asked the jury to consider not just the content of the evidence given by […]

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‘A bunch of you put her up to this’ Bush tells prosecutor

‘A bunch of you put her up to this’ Bush tells prosecutor

| 12/07/2024

(CNS): As his trial continued Thursday, McKeeva Bush MP emphatically and persistently denied a historical sexual assault allegation when he took the stand to give evidence in his own defence. In an often combative and angry exchange with prosecutor Eloise Marshall KC during cross-examination, Bush repeatedly said that the incident, as described by the woman, […]

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Bush raped woman in mangrove clearing, crown tells jury

Bush raped woman in mangrove clearing, crown tells jury

| 08/07/2024

(CNS): Former Cayman Islands premier and the longest serving member of parliament, McKeeva Bush, has been accused by a woman of raping her on the ground in a mangrove clearing off the West Bay Road more than 24 years ago. As Eloise Marshall KC opened the historic rape case against Bush on Friday, she briefly […]

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Jury selected and Bush trial set to start Tuesday

Jury selected and Bush trial set to start Tuesday

| 28/06/2024

(CNS): After several days of delays and closed-door legal arguments, the government’s backbench MP, McKeeva Bush, will now stand trial on Tuesday. Ten jurors were selected on Thursday morning, including three alternates in case any difficulties arise with the first seven after the crown opens its case next week. Eloise Marshall KC from the UK […]

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Lawyers urge leniency for Watson and Blake

Lawyers urge leniency for Watson and Blake

| 17/03/2023 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Attorneys representing Canover Watson (52) and Bruce Blake (51) urged leniency for their clients on Thursday as they argued that the convictions against the two men in a football-related fraud were not the most serious crimes of their kind, as prosecutors had contended. Watson is facing a potentially long sentence after he was convicted […]

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Attorneys battle over truth in Watson-Blake case

Attorneys battle over truth in Watson-Blake case

| 14/10/2022

(CNS): Canover Watson and Bruce Blake are both liars, prosecuting counsel Eloise Marshall KC told a jury this week as she summed up the crown’s case against the two men, who are accused of scamming $1.5 million from the regional football association, CONCACAF, and of laundering the cash almost a decade ago. But Dapinder Singh […]

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Blake points finger at Watson and Webb over CONCACAF fraud

Blake points finger at Watson and Webb over CONCACAF fraud

| 09/08/2022

(CNS): Bruce Blake told investigators after he was arrested for money laundering in 2017 that he knew nothing about any dishonesty in relation to the alleged theft from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) of $1.5 million by his colleague, Canover Watson. In interviews, Blake, a former Cayman Islands Football […]

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Crown: Watson stole $1.54M in football invoice fraud

Crown: Watson stole $1.54M in football invoice fraud

| 07/08/2022

(CNS): Canover Watson, the former treasurer of the Cayman Island Football Association (CITA), stole US$1.54 million from CONCACAF, the regional football body, using false and massively overinflated invoices, prosecutors alleged as they opened the decade-long case against Watson and Bruce Blake on Friday. They accused Blake, the former VP of CIFA and at the time […]

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