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Lawyer says sentence was unreasonable


Heather-Lynn Evanson

Lawyer says sentence was unreasonable

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Convicted attorney Cheraine Nicole Parris thinks her four-year sentence for bilking a former client out of her money is unreasonable.

That is the one ground of the appeal she has filed with the Court of Appeal.

It was back in September that Justice Randall Worrell sentenced the lawyer, of Lowlands, Christ Church, to four years in jail for stealing $302 000 belonging to Ashleigh Morrison, between April 15 and August 20, 2010.

She had originally been charged with stealing $462 000 but was indicted for the lesser amount after she repaid the difference.

Parris also admitted engaging in money laundering in that she disposed of $302 000, between April 15 and August 16, 2010, being the proceeds of crime. (HLE)

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