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Pointing out that no one had been charged in connection with the millions of dollars involved in the CLICO saga, attorney at law Marlon Gordon made a passionate plea for his high-profile client, Rodney Wilkinson, to be granted bail.

But the 59-year-old owner of two luxury car companies and former chief executive officer of the controversial former GEMS Hotels, was remanded to HMP Dodds after Magistrate Wayne Clarke spent two hours reading out 67 charges involving close to $4 million in criminal deception.

Wearing a black pants and long-sleeved black and white shirt, the bespectacled Wilkinson was brought to the District “A” Magistrates’ Court handcuffed after spending five days in police custody assisting with the lengthy investigations.

At about noon, the magistrate had to ask the accused for his permission to go past the jurisdictional time for the sitting of the court because police had not yet completed the writing of his multiple charge sheets.

Wilkinson consented but half-hour later when only 43 of the 67 charge sheets had arrived, Gordon made a submission asking the magistrate to release Wilkinson until Monday.

“He wants all of the charges read to him so that he understands what is going on,” Gordon said, pointing out that the police had custody of his travel documents.