Accused lawyer hidden
LAWYERS hid one of their own who had just appeared on a theft charge in the Bridgetown Traffic Court yesterday.
Cheraine Parris, 36, of No. 2 Lowlands, Christ Church, was shielded by three attorneys, who escorted her to her car. She left through the back of the Traffic Court and exited Court No. 2 of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.
Her car was idling in front of that court and the lawyers escorted her until she got into the car and drove off.
The attorney had been charged with stealing $462 000 – the proceeds of a Bank of Nova Scotia cheque which was payable to her but belonged to Ashleigh Morrison – between April 15 and August 20 this year.
She was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
There was no objection to bail and Magistrate Christopher Birch released her on $400 000 bail with four sureties.
The magistrate ordered her to report to Oistins Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 9:30 a.m. and confiscated her passport.
The accused reappears in court on September 22. (HLE)