(CMR) Anton Parygin (45) was granted bail on Thursday during his short-form preliminary inquiry hearing when his case was sent to the Grand Court. Magistrate Kristy Gunn granted the bail with several conditions, including a CI $30,000 cash bond payment.
He will also have to surrender three of his passports, including an expired one. Parygin holds passports for Russia, Canada and Israel. He is not permitted to be within 100 yards of any air or sea port and will have to report weekly to the local police station. The magistrate did not order any electronic monitoring of the defendant, who will be staying at a local address with his wife.
Parygin has been charged with six counts relating to the unlawful importation of three firearms into the Cayman Islands.
The short hearing did not involve any in-court banter, as both the prosecution and defense had already agreed to the terms of the bail application. Parygin will be released from police custody after he meets all the bail conditions.
His next scheduled court appearance is on March 2 before the Grand Court. Attorney James Stenning represents the defendant.