Judge Ian Christmas being sentenced for fraud
Jersey judge Ian Christmas is being sentenced after he and three others were convicted of fraud totalling £1.5 million involving a property scheme in the USA.
Mr 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.
The other men, John Lewis, James Cameron and Russell Foot, were found guilty of multiple fraud charges.
In Mr Christmas' case, he was convicted of encouraging Mrs Cotrel, along with Mr Lewis, to invest in two properties in Florida. In fact, her money was paying for the debts of their crippled company, De Leq.
Two days have been set aside for the hearing and the men have been warned they could be given prison terms.
All were given bail but it emerged last week Magistrate Designate Ian Christmas is still being paid his full wage.
The court has heard that Mr Christmas wanted to fund a life of luxury, even though he earns an annual salary of £115,000.
In total, the four men were accused of almost 30 fraud charges.