$500,000 bail for Money Laundering

Chief Magistrate Her Honour, Tamara Gill has granted bail in the sum of $500,000 with two sureties to hotel worker, Trey Charles of Sauteurs, St. Patrick’s on four counts of money laundering by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

Charles who claims to have retained the services of Attorney-at-Law, Peter David to secure his interest in the matter was brought to court on Monday before Magistrate Gill at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court.

The Chief Magistrate ordered the accused to refrain from having any contact with the witnesses in the case, and to report to the South St. George Police Station every Monday and Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The senior magistrate read the charges to Charles although he was not required to plead, as they were laid indictable.

The hotel worker is accused of committing money laundering at Grand Anse, St. George’s between November 20th 2015 and February 24th 2016 in the sum of $23,631.50.

The FIU also charged Charles with stealing $25, 632, which is the property of Renata Crowe in the Town of St. George between November 18th 2015 and February 15th 2016.

The hotel worker also faces another crime related to an incident that allegedly took place between November 18th 2015 and February 23rd 2016 at Melville Street in the Town of St. George.

Charles is accused of committing money laundering by using the sum of $25,632.25.

He is also accused of stealing from Renata Crowe $26,131.06 at Grand Anse, St. George’s between November 28th 2015 and February 23rd 2016.

The tall and lanky Charles used his height to shield himself between other prisoners to get away from the media covering the court.

He is due back in court on February 2nd, 2017.

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