Skylar Mack, the 18-year-old daughter of professional PWC racer Dennis Mack, and Vanjae Ramgeet, a 24-year-old Cayman Islands resident and also professional PWC racer, were both sentenced to 4 months in jail after Mack willfully removed a COVID tracking device during a mandatory 14-day isolation period in the Cayman islands.
After undergoing two negative COVID-19 tests, and her family appealing to President Trump directly, the White House responded by forwarding her case to the appropriate federal agency. Per an article in Gateway Pundit, Jonathan Hughes who is the attorney for Skylar Mack said, “This particular sentence would have a particularly harsh effect on her, and the court ought to have considered that the individual before it, not just the crime.”
Cayman Islands Governor, Martyn Roper stated, “All of us have to show individual and collective responsibility if we’re going to effectively deal with this pandemic.” Ramgeet was charged with “aiding and abetting” Mack and was originally sentenced to 40 hours of community service and a $2,600 fine each; but “under the country’s revised penalties for quarantine breaches,” BuzzFeed News reported, “prosecutors appealed for a harsher sentence that included prison time for the couple.”
After lengthy appeals and international attention placed on this case, both Mack and Ramgeet’s prison sentences were reduced to 2 months on Tuesday, according to court records.