(CMR) Convicted con artist Judith Douglas, who had a 10-year prison sentence overturned in the court of appeal last year after being found guilty of conning a man of $1.9 million in fees for his Caymanian status, has now been sentenced to five years in prison.
Douglas reportedly conned Nat Robb between November 2, 2010, and January 30, 2016, under the guise that the money she was collecting from him were legitimate fees for him to acquire his Caymanian Status. Robb was an American IT professional and owner of Indepth Watersports.
She was arrested in relation to the matter in 2017, days before being released in another matter.
Douglas was originally convicted of obtaining property by deception in July 2019 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. However, the conviction and prison sentence were overturned in October 2020 by the Court of Appeal, which ruled the judge behaved in a hostile and inappropriate way towards Douglas during the trial.
A retrial was ordered for January 2021, but Douglas entered a guilty plea before the trial began.
Justice Phillip St John-Stevens sentenced Douglas to five years in prison on Tuesday. The sentence reflects the mismanagement of the previous trial and a 10% deduction for Douglas' guilty plea.
Douglas, who has been in custody since 2017 in relation to this case and similar matters, will have the time served so far be deducted from her sentence.