Tag: Hassan Syed

Syed gets 8 years for UCCI theft

Syed gets 8 years for UCCI theft

| 18/08/2017 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Hassan Iftikar Syed (51), the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) who was convicted of stealing and defrauding the institution of over CI$700,000 of public money, was handed an eight-year prison term, Friday. Justice Phillip St John-Stevens, the visiting judge who presided over the case, described Syed as an […]

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Crown argues against ‘time served’ for Syed

Crown argues against ‘time served’ for Syed

| 06/07/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran urged the court not to order ‘time served’ for Hassan Syed (51), which could amount to more than two years credit against his sentence, because of his attempts to dodge justice and his manipulation of the system. The former UCCI president appeared in court for sentencing Thursday, […]

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Syed sent to jail to await sentence

Syed sent to jail to await sentence

| 09/03/2017 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Hassan Syed, who was found guilty Thursday of twelve charges relating to the theft of more than half a million dollars from the college coffers when he was the UCCI president, was remanded in custody by the judge who heard his case, despite pleas for his bail to continue until sentencing next month. Syed’s […]

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Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

| 09/03/2017 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made a public apology through his lawyer to the court Thursday afternoon during a special contempt hearing because of prejudicial comments he made on the radio about the Hassan Syed case that caused a costly and extensive delay in the middle of the trial. The apology was not made in person, […]

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Jury moves to third day of deliberation in Syed case

Jury moves to third day of deliberation in Syed case

| 08/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The seven men and women serving on the Grand Court jury in the crown’s case against the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands for theft and fraud will be deliberating today for a third day. The jury had not reached a verdict at the end of court business on Wednesday […]

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Jury expected to begin deliberating Syed case

Jury expected to begin deliberating Syed case

| 06/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Following more than two days of directions and summary of the evidence from the presiding judge, Justice Philip St John-Stevens, who is visiting from the UK to hear the case of Hassan Syed, he is expected to send the seven men and women to begin their deliberations Tuesday. Syed, the former president of UCCI, […]

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Syed ‘pathetic’ not dishonest, claims QC

Syed ‘pathetic’ not dishonest, claims QC

| 03/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Thomas Price QC told the jury that his client, Hassan Syed, was a “pathetic” older man “smitten” with a much younger woman, who had behaved disgracefully when he used the UCCI credit card to lavish her with gifts, but he was not dishonest as he had always intended to pay back the money he […]

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Syed used charm and status to steal, crown claims

Syed used charm and status to steal, crown claims

| 01/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands used charm and his status as the college boss to manipulate those around him, the deputy director of public prosecutions told the jury Tuesday, as he summed up the crown’s case against Hassan Syed for stealing over half a million dollars from the […]

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Syed claims he did classified work in US

Syed claims he did classified work in US

| 22/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands told the court that he couldn’t talk about the work he had done in the United States because it was classified, as he faced questions from the deputy director of public prosecutions about his CV. Hassan Syed said he had worked in America […]

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Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The case against Hassan Syed is expected to be back on track Wednesday morning, with the former university president back in the dock and facing questions from prosecutors. After almost three days of legal wrangling, the issues have been resolved and the crown is expected to begin its cross-examination. Syed told his version of […]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who was wanted by the Cayman authorities for many years before he was arrested in Switzerland, said he did not contest his extradition to the Cayman Islands because he wanted to clear his name. Continuing his evidence Friday, Hassan Syed told the jury […]

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