Guy Sebastian’s former manager Titus Day released on bail

Pop star Guy Sebastian’s former manager has won a major victory in court after being found guilty of embezzlement.

Former manager Guy Sebastian has been released on bail again after an unsuccessful prosecutor’s request.

Titus Day was found guilty by a New South Wales District Court by jury and found guilty on 34 counts, including embezzlement of over $640,000 of the pop singer’s earnings.

On Tuesday, he appeared before the Supreme Court of New South Wales, where Crown Attorney David Morters SC filed an application for the 49-year-old man to be detained on the grounds that he was found guilty of so many charges, amount of money and the period during which the crimes were committed. dedicated to the idea.

It was the second time prosecutors had asked for the ex-manager to be jailed, and the first time the case had been heard in the state’s highest court.

Judge Peter Garling denied the application and Day was released on bail.

He turned in his passport to the county court and has to report to Waverley Police Station every Wednesday.

Day faced a grueling seven-week trial after he was accused of embezzling nearly $900,000 allegedly owed to the singer in music royalties, performance royalties and ambassadorial payments.

The jury heard a plethora of testimony from witnesses, including Sebastian, his wife Jules, the accountants, and the police officer who led the investigation.

On June 30, the jury found Day guilty and convicted him on 34 of the 47 counts. He was found not guilty on 13 counts.

The next day, Mr. Morters applied for the 49-year-old man to be sent straight to jail, but District Court Judge Timothy Hartelmann SC dismissed the application, saying he was not “positively satisfied” that Day would be sent to jail. due to limited evidence before trial.

The sentencing hearing was scheduled for September 16.

Day became Sebastian’s manager in 2009 when he started his own talent management business, 6 Degrees.

The court was told they were close friends but broke up after a heated argument in 2017.

After the divorce, Sebastian claimed to have found anomalies in his financial records and sued his former manager to recover the money owed to him.

Day countersued, claiming that he was the one Sebastian owed money to, a lawsuit that the reality TV judge dismissed.

Both men continued to claim that the other owed them money throughout a heated trial in Sydney’s Downing Center District Court.

The court was told that Day used some of the money owed to Sebastian, including about $187,000 from Taylor Swift’s opening act, to buy shares on his behalf in a company called My Medical Records. The court was told that Day was on the company’s board of directors at the time.

However, Day was acquitted of embezzling $39,000 while playing the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, as well as other amounts of money ranging from $6,000 to $39,000 and $125,000.

The lengthy litigation has been plagued by delays, including the death of the original judge assigned to the case, Sebastian’s Covid-19 diagnosis, and health emergencies.

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