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High Court Charges reduced to one against three result in a walk and two guilty pleas

by B. Roach

Following Customs charges of fraudulent evasion that had to be withdrawn against a father and son in the High Court assizes last week, three young men facing similar Customs charges with numerous counts of charges of fraudulent evasion, conspiracy to defraud and theft of items from the Customs warehouse.   

Jervaine Greenaway of St. Johns faced nine counts at the star of the trial but eventually pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent evasion of customs duty out of the nine varying indictable charges. These were four counts of fraudulent evasion, three counts of conspiracy to defraud, and two counts of theft. He was fined three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) to be paid in four months, failure to pay which he will face spending six months in prison.

Greenaway was represented by Attorney Warren Cassell, who at the beginning of the trial successfully argued against the numerous counts. He was charged jointly with two others, had the remaining counts dropped which were charges to include two counts of dishonestly appropriate property of the Montserrat Port Authority, counts of knowingly acquiring possession of certain goods which have been unlawfully removed from a warehouse, counts of knowingly acquiring possession of certain goods which are chargeable with duty.

Director of Public Prosecution D.P.P. Oris Sullivan represented the crown in the matters.

Meantime Rodney Brown of Davy Hill who was also jointly charged with Greenway and Keston Riley of Lookout walked when the prosecution offered no evidence with regards to his involvement, the judge ruling that charges against Brown cannot be resurrected.

Veteran Attorney at Law David S. Brandt represented both Brown and Riley, the latter on an indictment of similar charges. But Riley pleaded guilty to one charge of fraudulent evasion of customs duty, benefiting from a similar submission from Attorney Cassell. He is expected to be sentenced on March 31, following consideration of a character report by Justice Morley, the judge in the hearing..

Unlawful sex trial postponed

Meanwhile in another matter in the High Court the virtual complainant in the matter the Queen versus Glenworth Prince on a charge of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of sixteen years continued with her evidence in chief. Justice Morley ordered the case be stopped and that it be continued at the next sitting of the high court with a different jury. Attorney Brandt appeared for Mr. Prince.

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A Moment with the Registrar of Lands

by B. Roach

Following Customs charges of fraudulent evasion that had to be withdrawn against a father and son in the High Court assizes last week, three young men facing similar Customs charges with numerous counts of charges of fraudulent evasion, conspiracy to defraud and theft of items from the Customs warehouse.   

Jervaine Greenaway of St. Johns faced nine counts at the star of the trial but eventually pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent evasion of customs duty out of the nine varying indictable charges. These were four counts of fraudulent evasion, three counts of conspiracy to defraud, and two counts of theft. He was fined three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) to be paid in four months, failure to pay which he will face spending six months in prison.

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Greenaway was represented by Attorney Warren Cassell, who at the beginning of the trial successfully argued against the numerous counts. He was charged jointly with two others, had the remaining counts dropped which were charges to include two counts of dishonestly appropriate property of the Montserrat Port Authority, counts of knowingly acquiring possession of certain goods which have been unlawfully removed from a warehouse, counts of knowingly acquiring possession of certain goods which are chargeable with duty.

Director of Public Prosecution D.P.P. Oris Sullivan represented the crown in the matters.

Meantime Rodney Brown of Davy Hill who was also jointly charged with Greenway and Keston Riley of Lookout walked when the prosecution offered no evidence with regards to his involvement, the judge ruling that charges against Brown cannot be resurrected.

Veteran Attorney at Law David S. Brandt represented both Brown and Riley, the latter on an indictment of similar charges. But Riley pleaded guilty to one charge of fraudulent evasion of customs duty, benefiting from a similar submission from Attorney Cassell. He is expected to be sentenced on March 31, following consideration of a character report by Justice Morley, the judge in the hearing..

Unlawful sex trial postponed

Meanwhile in another matter in the High Court the virtual complainant in the matter the Queen versus Glenworth Prince on a charge of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of sixteen years continued with her evidence in chief. Justice Morley ordered the case be stopped and that it be continued at the next sitting of the high court with a different jury. Attorney Brandt appeared for Mr. Prince.