Jarvis was found guilty in the 11-year-old matter on April 5 of converting MBS cheques in the sums of $25,811, $15,000 and 9,509.15 for purposes other than payments for overseas medical treatment.
The other two who were found guilty, former parliamentarian and government minister Hilroy Humphreys and Jennifer Joseph, were both fined, with the threat of jail time if they default on the payments.
Humphreys was fined a total of $101,622, which comprises a fine of $50,000, and compensation to MBS for the $25,811 he was found guilty of causing to be obtained from the scheme plus 100 per cent interest.
Humphreys has three months to pay the compensation and fine. Should he fail to comply, he will be jailed for one year for each, sentences that will run consecutively.
Jennifer Joseph, a one-time employee of Humphreys’, was found guilty of obtaining $15,000 and $9,509.15 under false pretense. She was ordered to repay $24,509.15 to MBS. She will serve a prison term of six months, to run consecutively, on each count, if she fails to pay in three months.
In handing down the sentences, Justice Mario Mitchell said, “Jennifer Joseph was not a big fish; she was mere bait, while Humphreys was a big fish at the time given his position as a minister of government and a Member of Parliament, and Jarvis being a trustee of MBS, he has his DNA splashed all over this case because he prepared all the fraudulent documents.”