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Attorney found guilty, remanded to Dodds

Attorney found guilty, remanded to Dodds
Ernest Winston Jackman (FILE)

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by Heather-Lynn Evanson

Attorney Ernest Winston Jackman was remanded to prison after a jury found him guilty of stealing a client’s money and money laundering on Tuesday.

Jackman, of Wiltshire Plantation House, St Philip, had denied stealing $678 414.75 belonging to HEJ Ltd, between June 23, 2006 and March 5, 2007.

He had also pleaded not guilty to engaging in money laundering in that he disposed of sums totaling $678 414.75, being the proceeds of crime.

Principal State Counsel Krystal Delaney prosecuted, while Jackman conducted his own defence.

Jackman apologised to the court and complainant John Huggins, saying he was unable to repay the money because when one is charged with such offences “sources of income dries up”.

Madame Justice Pamela Beckles later turned down his request to be allowed to remain on bail and remanded him to Dodds Prison until July 28. (HLE)