Tag: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Appeal court orders DPP to investigate lawyer

Appeal court orders DPP to investigate lawyer

| 26/04/2024 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has directed the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to take forward an investigation into a criminal defence attorney accused of sexually harassing a client in what the judges said was a “troubling case”. The higher court found that messages between Keith Myers and his client, Aisha […]

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DPP called witness in Bush trial against her wishes

DPP called witness in Bush trial against her wishes

| 05/03/2024 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Justice Stanley John has lifted reporting restrictions on the recent trial of McKeeva Bush (69), which collapsed last week as a result of a serious abuse of the process by the crown in relation to how they brought the case against Bush for indecent assault and the information that was withheld from him and […]

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Clinic gets OK for JR of DPP’s failure to prosecute ex-CMO

Clinic gets OK for JR of DPP’s failure to prosecute ex-CMO

| 27/02/2023 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Doctors Express and its related companies have been given the green light by the Grand Court to bring a judicial review of a decision by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) not to institute criminal proceedings against the former chief medical officer, Dr John Lee, and customs officer Holly Schneider for perjury, attempting to […]

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Hill alleges victimisation in face of latest criminal charges

Hill alleges victimisation in face of latest criminal charges

| 02/02/2023 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Sandra Hill, the owner of Cayman Marl Road, has accused police and prosecutors of victimisation after learning she is facing more criminal charges in the wake of her civil court battle with John Felder, a former long-time Cayman resident and business owner. Hill is set to be charged with blackmail and obstructing the course […]

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Bill paves way for immunity deals for crown witnesses

Bill paves way for immunity deals for crown witnesses

| 08/11/2022 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The government is expected to pass a piece of legislation next month that will enable the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to cut deals with important witnesses who are implicated in a crime and provide immunity from prosecution or a commitment to a reduced sentence on a guilty plea. Currently, the […]

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UK organised crime expert gets DPP job

UK organised crime expert gets DPP job

| 11/01/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Simon Davis, a UK barrister based in Birmingham, has been appointed as the director of public prosecutions (DPP) on a three year contract from 1 March 2022. Davis is not a QC but officials said he will come to the Cayman Islands “with significant prosecutorial, leadership and management experience”. Davis has a history of […]

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Legal exec acquitted in corruption case

Legal exec acquitted in corruption case

| 02/08/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year veteran of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) was acquitted on Friday of one count of breach of trust after a seven-week trial. Evita Ann Dixon (38) had worked as a legal executive in the legal department and the ODPP for almost two decades but was accused in 2019 […]

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Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

| 29/06/2021

(CNS): Evita Ann Dixon (38), a legal executive in the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), is facing charges under the Anti-Corruption Law for attempting to hide a legal file documenting her son’s arrest for possession of ganja. Dixon, who has denied charges of breach of trust, appeared before a jury on Tuesday.

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Deputy to act as top prosecutor

Deputy to act as top prosecutor

| 19/05/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Candia James-Malcolm, the current deputy director of public prosecutions, has been confirmed as the temporary director following the sudden and still mysterious departure of Patrick Moran, the former top prosecutor. James-Malcolm was appointed by Governor Martyn Roper on advice from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. The appointment is effective from today, 19 May, […]

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Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

| 10/05/2021 | 59 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: The recently announced departure of the current director of public prosecutions (DPP) and the imminent appointment of a new DPP both highlight the need for transformative positive change within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) and creates an opportunity for such change. The struggles and apparent deficiencies within the […]

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Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

| 06/05/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions, Patrick Moran, has suddenly resigned from the job for what officials say are “personal reasons”, but officials are refusing to comment on allegations that it was driven by an internal complaint. A short press release announcing Moran’s imminent departure as the chief prosecutor was issued Wednesday afternoon, stating that […]

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