Hayes back in court Sept. 10 to set date for trial

Jeff Hayes leaves court during a break from his preliminary inquiry July 9 at Halifax Provincial Court./Photo by Stephen Brake

A Halifax man accused of defrauding the Sipekne’katik Band will be back in court September 10 to set a date for trial.

The lawyer for Jeffrey Cecil Hayes, 60, appeared on behalf of his client before Justice Glen McDonnell in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax August 6. Hayes has elected to be tried by a judge and jury.

The former director of finance for the Sipekne’katik Band is charged with four counts of possession property obtained from crime, fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000 and breach of trust.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between July 2009 and December 2010 while Hayes worked at the Sipekne’katik Band Office in Indian Brook First Nation, N.S.

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About Maureen Googoo 270 Articles
Maureen Googoo is an award-winning journalist from Indian Brook First Nation (Sipekne'katik) in Nova Scotia. She has worked in news more than 30 years for media outlets such as CBC Radio, the Chronicle-Herald and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Maureen has an arts degree in political science from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, a journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.