|Some of the victims who are apparently 'Still Paying"!|
A JUDGE who was jailed on Friday for fraud is still being paid his £120,000-a-year salary.
Disciplinary proceedings against Magistrate-designate Ian Christmas which could end in his being sacked have not yet started, which means that he will continue to receive his salary while in La Moye prison until the outcome of that process is known.
Christmas, who was convicted on a single count relating to a £100,000 investment, was jailed for 15 months by the Royal Court on Friday.
Co-defendants, John Lewis and Russell Foot, who were convicted of 13 counts, and James Cameron, who was convicted of 16 counts, were each jailed for four and a half years each. All have lodged an appeal against conviction which is due to be heard on 27 November.
Victims of the fraud – all of whom lost tens of thousands of pounds each after investing in Florida and Colorado properties through the scheme – cheered and embraced after the sentencing on Friday.