Guy Sebastian’s ex-manager’s bail continues

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Guy Sebastian’s former manager convicted of fraudulently embezzling more than $600,000 from the pop star remains on bail despite a Supreme Court charge against his freedom.

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal dismissed the detention request Friday after a third attempt by the Crown to detain Titus Emanuel Day.

Day’s attorney Dominic Toomey SC on Monday asked Judges Fabian Gleeson, Robertson Wright and Richard Cavanagh to accept Judge Peter Garling’s reasoning for rejecting a previous bail request.

Mr Toomey argued that there was a chance that his client would not be sentenced to full custody.

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“This is not a case where the money found to be embezzled has been used as is often seen in embezzlement cases where a person has simply tried to enrich themselves,” Toomey said.

He said he will provide evidence to show that some money was used “to cover expenses related to performances related to Mr Sebastian”.

“This is not the usual case.”

The judges asked Mr Toomey to provide such evidence before making their decision on Friday.

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Under new bail laws, the Crown made a final offer to revoke Day’s bail before he was sentenced in September.

It was suggested that the court should be satisfied only “on a consideration of the responder’s probability of going to jail”.

Due to the serious nature of Day’s violation, in circumstances where there was a blatant breach of trust when he stole from the pop star, jail time would be inevitable, the court was told.

And if Day were ordered to serve his sentence in the community through an intensive correction order, the Crown would say that would be “manifestly inadequate.”

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Day ran the Australian Idol winner through his company 6 Degrees between 2009 and 2017 before the couple’s relationship ended bitterly.

He was convicted by a district court jury on 34 charges after withholding royalties and performance fees owed to Sebastian between 2013 and 2020.

Day was found not guilty on 13 charges.

He will appear in court on September 16.

– MONKEY

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