Guy Sebastian's former manager who was found guilty of fraudulently embezzling more than $600,000 remains out on bail while the pop star says he feels vindicated by the verdicts.
Titus Day, 49, had pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges alleging he embezzled almost $900,000 owed to Sebastian through royalties, performance and ambassador fees.
But a NSW District Court jury on Thursday convicted him of 34 charges, and acquitted him of the remaining 13 counts.
Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
The Australian Idol winner on Friday told 2GB radio he was grateful the case had finally concluded.
"It's been a pretty challenging time," he said.
"But I was just really relieved at the end because it's been four-and-a-half years of going through something very painful."
His comments were aired hours before the Crown unsuccessfully tried to have Day's bail revoked saying he broke his client's trust for at least three years.
"He occupied respect of the victim and the specific trust that was placed in him in the role he performed," crown prosecutor David Morters SC said.
"It was a special relationship in some respect.
"A man who has taken on the role of manager of the activities of the performer for a high level of remuneration .... very much different to the store worker behind the counter of the department store pocketing payments."
Day's barrister Dominic Toomey SC submitted there was scope to sentence his client to an intensive corrections order and that the judge should first proceed to a sentence hearing before imposing any jail time.
He also requested to see an unredacted jury note that might be relevant upon appeal, but this was denied.
Judge Timothy Gartelmann said there was no risk that Day would not re-appear in court and dismissed the detention application.
"This does not mean the accused will not be sentenced to full-time imprisonment nor does it mean it is unlikely," Judge Gartelmann said.
The judge ordered Day surrender his passport and report to Waverley police station once a week.
Day was found to have withheld amounts ranging from $593 to more than $174,000 in royalty and performance fees owed to Sebastian between 2013 and 2020.
The jury was told no contract was ever formalised when Day took over managing Sebastian via his company 6 Degrees between 2009 and 2017.
The pair's business relationship ended in an acrimonious split, and the pop singer filed a civil lawsuit in the Federal Court in July 2018.
Two years later he approached police when he says he discovered criminal behaviour.
This was his signature allegedly forged on documents with Premier Music for "neighbouring rights" he discovered upon trying to sign with the company himself.
"A lot of this I couldn't get answers ... didn't have solid evidence until I received the Premier Music emails," Sebastian said in evidence
The matter will next return to court for sentence hearing on September 16.
Australian Associated Press
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