Guy Sebastian’s former manager found guilty of embezzling singer’s earnings

Guy Sebastian’s former manager Titus Day has been found guilty of embezzling money from the Australian singer.

Charged with more than 60 offences, the NSW District Court on Thursday found Day, 49, guilty of more than 30 allegations.

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During the highly publicized trial, which lasted nearly two months, Day was accused of failing to pay Sebastian more than $880,000 in music royalties, performance fees and ambassador payments.

Day, however, denied any wrongdoing, pleading not guilty to 47 counts of embezzlement and responding with a counterclaim alleging Sebastian owed him money.

Sebastian testified during the proceedings that Day, who became his manager in 2009 until a falling out in 2017, was in control of almost every aspect of his professional affairs, including contracts.

Finally, after a week of deliberations, Day was found guilty on 34 counts and not guilty on 13.

In his summary to the jury, Judge Tim Gartelmann SC said the Crown had to prove Day’s actions were fraudulent, and not simply an oversight to transfer funds to Sebastian.

Judge Gartelmann adjourned the court until Friday, when he will rule on Day’s bail.

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