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Gully Bop scammer sentenced

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A man who scammed a Canadian stage show promoter out of $300,000 by pretending to be the road manager of dancehall artiste Robert ‘Gully Bop’ Malcolm was sentenced to 18 months after making restitution.

Kimauly Bull, 38, a resident of Tiverton Road in Kingston, pleaded guilty to two counts of obtaining money by means of false pretence when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in St Andrew, yesterday.

Reports are that Bull, purporting to be Gully Bop’s road manager, arranged with the complainant to have Gully Bop perform at shows in Canada in June.

The complainant sent CAD$1,240 and CAD $2,480, via Western Union, on March 17 and 18, respectively, as part payments for the artiste to perform.

Efforts were subsequently made by the complainant to contact the accused, but to no avail.

The matter was then reported to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency and Bull was arrested and charged.

Prior to sentencing, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey told attorney Vincent Wellesley “the dimension of what his client has done is so vast. I believe five years in prison is enough.”

“I think he was just being a thief,” Pusey said.

“Although he made restitution, I should send a message to those who defy. Anybody have any dreams of doing it must remember Pusey,” she said.

Bull was subsequently sentenced to 18 months on both counts of obtaining money by means of false pretence to run concurrently.

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