Celebrity supervisor Titus Day has pleaded not guilty to 61 charges alleging he embezzled greater than $1m from his former consumer, the pop star Guy Sebastian.
Mr Day was arraigned within the NSW District Court on Friday the place he formally entered not guilty pleas to dozens of counts of embezzling as a clerk or servant, associated to alleged misappropriation of money garnered by Mr Sebastian’s work.
Police will allege at trial in May that Mr Day embezzled royalties and efficiency charges that ought to have been paid to the inaugural Australian Idol winner between December 2013 and April 2020.
Almost a 12 months to the day since being arrested at his Bondi dwelling on July 1, 2020, the 48-year-old appeared in court docket through video hyperlink from lockdown within the japanese suburbs.
Judge Dina Yehia confirmed with Mr Day that his legal professionals had defined every depend on the prolonged indictment and what was being alleged by police.
“Do you plead not guilty in respect of each and every count on the indictment?” she requested.
Mr Day replied: “Yes, that’s correct”.
A date of May 2, 2022, has beforehand been set down for what’s estimated to be a four-week trial.
Mr Day has constantly denied the allegations towards him.
According to court docket paperwork, Mr Day is alleged to have acquired and withheld sums starting from $109 in royalties to greater than $214,000 in efficiency charges throughout a seven-year affiliation with the singer.
Mr Day was granted strict conditional bail on July 2, 2020 on a $10,000 surety.
The matter will return to court docket for a readiness listening to in April 2022.
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