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Jurors delivered a quick slate of guilty verdicts Tuesday (8 November) against a Bodden Town man for running an immigration status scam.

Paul Hume Ebanks was convicted on 26 of 27 counts of obtaining property by deception and one count of theft. More than two dozen victims have come forward, many of them giving $2,000 for a scheme run by Mr. Ebanks that promised Caymanian status or permanent residency changes that never came. Prosecutors estimate nearly $200,000 was swindled by Mr. Ebanks.

Mr. Ebanks claimed he was doing the bidding of government officials, some of whom testified in court that his story was false.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.

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Patrick Kreitlow

Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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