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Friday, 5 October 2012

"Fraudsters In Jail - Bail Refused - My Oh My, Jersey Government Is Worried!!!"

"Wonders Never Cease"

Prison sentence for Christmas







Jersey judge Ian Christmas has been sentenced for 15 months, for defrauding an elderly woman out of tens of thousands of pounds.

The other men who were found guilty of multiple fraud charges, John Lewis, James Cameron and Russell Foot were each jailed for four and a half years.

Christmas has also been disqualified from being a director of a company for four years.

All of the men have appealed this evening.

Christmas was found guilty in July of defrauding an elderly woman, Marie Cotrel - who was in her late 70s at the time - of £100,000.



Judge is jailed for fraud



Magistrate-designate Ian Christmas has been jailed for 15 months by the Royal Court for his involvement in a £1.3 million property scam.
 
He was sentenced this afternoon along with three co-defendants, John Lewis, James Cameron and Russell Foot, who were each jailed for 4½ years.

Christmas was found guilty of one count of fraud after a trial in July, Lewis and Foot were convicted of 13 counts each and Cameron of 16.

Bail applications by all four defendants were refused.








40 comments:

  1. Ian.

    Do you think it will be long before Ian Le Marquand is joining Mr. CHRISTMAS?

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    1. No but I think Ian will be if what I was told today has any credance Neil :-)

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    2. I see Jon has got stuck into his cans early tonight. I couldn't care less if I go to jail on Wednesday, bring it on!

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    3. Whats happening on Wednesday Ian can we come?
      And have they responded to your letter of complaints yet?

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    4. Anyone can turn up to watch anon, the more the merrier as you will see the fraud that is being committed by our courts on an hourly basis against the people the judges swore an oath to protect!

      It is only a £30 parking fine (with a few other trumped up charges) but they are desperate to keep myself & Cyril quiet as they rake in millions upon millions a year from the parking scam. I am in court on thursday at 10.am, Cyril is up in court on friday at 2.30.am

      By all means, please turn up and listen to the questions we will be asking, then sit there in awe at the excuses they make up for answers. Bridget Shaw was a bit shaken last outing when I "Waived my Article 6 UDHR right to be recognised everywhere as a person before the law". Her answer was "I don't know what you mean"!!! But she knew damn well what I meant :) Waiving this right means that you can only be seen as a man or woman before the law, so therefore they have no one to act against as statutes do not apply to men or women without a lawful contract or consent. :)

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    5. And as for my complaints anon, those will be addressed on a rather large blog posting very shortly.

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    6. As I suspected, Cyril is up on friday for a full day trial so it is 10.am and not 2.30pm my nonsense is half a day trial, wonder how much that will cost the tax payer?

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    7. Sorry, I am up on thursday at 10.am

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  2. Le Marquand deserves jail more than most, let us hope he gets his soon, and for a long time.

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  3. Why do you say the Jersey Government is worried?

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  4. Why? Because the Jersey Authorities never ever behave in this manner, bringing high ranking criminals to justice just isn't the done thing here on this rock.

    Cover up's have paved the way for generations, preserving what they perceive as 'Jersey's Good Name'. Strange their behaviour in the last few years, ten years ago this story would never have made any news, it would have been burried.

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  5. Jersey Judges ''should know better than to attempt to subvert public confidence in our judicial institutions in pursuit of a personal agenda'' dont ya think?

    Quote take from the speech made by Sir Phillip Bailhache, when swearing-in to Office as magistrate, Bridget Shaw on the 2nd July 2008. Except Bailhache was not referring to Jersey Judges rather senior politicians, (Senator syvret)

    http://stuartsyvret.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-law-really-works-in-hands-of.html

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  6. Really and you're sure about that?
    I think you will find that the cases of high profile people have been heard for centuries in Jersey.

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  7. After you have read my posting for this weekend, you may just see things a little differently.

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  8. Weazel Le Marquand was on BBC tv news tonight. Said words to the effect of: if you are a politician you should get away with it but not in public service (like Christmas)

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  9. Last evening in the daily lier(jep) someone stole goods from a shop and was ordered to pay the value back to the shop owners,I think christmas should have been made to pay back the money he took from his victims.

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    1. And perhaps the near half a million he has been paid in the last four years from the Jersey Tax Payers!

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    2. Without doubt the 'taxpayer' monies paid to him should be recovered and most certainly the elderly lady he defrauded should be reccompenced BUT from his own assests not the taxpayers of this Island, when will this complete government shambles stop?? it would seem every single thing turns into a complete fiasco, and guess what!!! £300,000,000 for a new hospital??? try a multiple of 3 if this crowd of idiots are involved in ANY of the processes.

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  10. We wish you a merry Christmas and a crappy new year... in Prison HA Ha

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  11. Why has this story the super injunction story of the suspended CID officer named on uk hansard David Minity not made the tabloid press?

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    1. They don't publish trivia like that! Not good for Jersey's reputation you know.

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    2. Hell, THIS is the kind of stuff they like to "Report On" here in sleepy uneventful sunny Jersey :)

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  12. Maybe he will get a card from Bowron as the police were sending Christmas cards to prisoners telling them the police were watching them.

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  13. I reckon these guys would have got a lesser sentence if they were sentenced a few years ago. With Jersey in the spotlight constantly for being a tax haven etc etc we need to be seen to be doing the right thing. I reckon an example has been made of these blokes.

    I do not condone what they did, or do I think they deserved lesser sentencing I am just remarking that in my opinion they would have got a lot less a few years or so ago and a bit of Jerseys image has come into their sentencing by giving them what they deserve rather than a slap on the wrist which I reckon they may have thought was all they would get when they began this fraud.

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  14. Hi Ian.

    Just put up Audio & Links to last nights Question Time, with Janet Street-Porter saying it wasn't just Rumours.

    But didn't say anything.

    You & your readers can Listen HERE

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  15. Can I post a comment to you only that wont be made visible if I ask?

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    1. Of course :) Just mark it NOT FOR PUBLICATION at the top

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    2. Thank you for that info anon, I confess, it doesn't surprise me. your comment has been deleted.

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    3. Much appreciated. I was under no impression that it would surprise you.

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  16. Oh he'll have a Blue Blue Christmas alright.

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  17. Started a campaign to end the use of the D Notice.

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  18. The Juge can not be dismissed and has received wages for 4 years and it sounds as though he is still receiving wage as only the queen can sack him? Disgusting.

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  19. Perhaps he will use his wages (our tax payers money) to pay back the elderly lady.....
    'Suprise Sex'...is a good thing to wake up to, unless you are in Prison ;/

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  20. This christmas guy is laughing all the way to the bank,he spends his victims £100,000,and we give him in excess of £500,000 and he gets to keep the lot, 15months my ass he will be out in half that time, for being a good boy maybe,I recon people who have been sentenced by this fraudster should apeall against their sentence.

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  21. It surprises me how readily people believe what is written in the rag. It would appear from previous articles that they were actually convicted of recklessness, not fraud. In fact, the judge stated that mingling money and using it to cover costs was not a crime, and the paper trail is actually fairly irrelevant.

    The police also alledgedly harrassed investors into giving evidence, they also, alledgedly, tried to inform one 'victim' that the properties didn't exist, this particular person had actually stayed in one of them.

    I have also heard from a fairly reliable source that a certain Advocate Falle actually initially lent money to an investor in order for her to invest.

    There is potentially a lot more to this than meets the eye.

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    1. Interesting comment anon, and not very surprising.

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  22. Will not be at all surprised if Christmas is not released pending his appeal, which, thanks to the system and the way it works in Jersey will ensure that Christmas never sees te inside of a Prison again!

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  23. noncewing home from home

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  24. I just wasn't the kind of person that would commit a crime that would lead to jail. I was a law abiding citizen, but there I was behind bars for a crime I did commit.

    Manatee County Jail

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