GOLD CUP CAMPAIGNERS IN SQUAD Chevone ‘Messi’ Marsh of Cavalier SC is the only newcomer named by the national senior team coach, Theodore Whitmore, for a friendly international against Saudi Arabia, set for October 7 in Riyadh. Marsh is among a 20-man squad that will begin preparation for the upcoming fixture. The 23-year-old midfielder spent loan periods at Ventor County Fusion and Kokkolan Pallovejkor in the Finnish League. He returned home during the summer and represented Cavalier in the opening Red Stripe Premier League game of the new season against Portmore United on Monday. The former Calabar High schoolboy star in April 2016 went on a trial stint in Finland, which sparked controversy with the then Jamaica national team coach Winfried Sch‰fer, who wanted him for a friendly international with Chile. Marsh opted to go to Finland and sign with Kokkolan Palloveikot in the Finnish Ykkonen league, but is now finally set to make his debut. Michael Seaton, who made his debut for the senior team against Trinidad and Tobago as a 17-year-old on November 15, 2013, is back in the senior team squad. He scored his first senior team international goal against St Lucia on March 5, 2014 and represents Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in Israel. The striker also represented Jamaica at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels. The Reggae Boyz squad also has members of the squad that lost 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against the United States in the final last July. In a previous friendly inter-national, Jamaica was beaten 2-0 by Canada at the BMO Field in Toronto Full squad: Michael Seaton, Ricardo Morris, Ewan Grandison, Ladel Richie, Alex Marshall, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe, Dwayne Miller, Damion Hyatt, Romario Williams, Jermaine Taylor, JeVaughn Watson, Shaun Francis, Kemar Lawrence, Marvin Morgan, Jamiel Hardware, Devon Williams, Fabian Reid, Rosario Harriott, and Chevone Marsh.
Ronald Isley has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for tax evasion. The 65-year-old R&B singer was also ordered to pay $3.1 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Conte. Isley was convicted last year of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return. During Friday’s hearing, defense attorney Anthony Alexander argued that Isley should receive probation instead of prison time because of complications from a stroke and a recent bout with kidney cancer. He was discharged from bankruptcy four years later, but then did not file tax returns for the years 1997 to 2001 and in 2002 did not sign his return and failed to pay all taxes due. Alexander argued during the trial that “unfortunate circumstances” such as the deaths of two of Isley’s accountants made him unable to get records together and pay taxes during the years that led to the criminal charges. Isley’s recent albums include a 2003 collaboration with Burt Bacharach titled, “Here I Am,” and The Isley Brothers album “Body Kiss.” He was expected to be sent to a Bureau of Prisons hospital facility.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Alexander also pleaded for leniency because Isley had been attempting to pay down his IRS debt. “He’s been liquidating assets, he’s been doing the things that he can,” Alexander said. But U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson declined to sentence Isley to less time than called for under federal guidelines. “The term serial tax avoider has been used. I think that’s appropriate,” Pregerson said. During the trial, prosecutors said Isley, lead singer of The Isley Brothers, avoided paying taxes numerous times in the past three decades and declared bankruptcy after the IRS seized his yacht, cars and other property in 1997.