Guyanese Journalist, Rawle Nelson will return to Court on July 25 to answer fraud-related charges.
The former Grenada Informer Editor made his third Court appearance last week Tuesday in St George’s but the matter was adjourned to facilitate a request from his Attorney, Derek Sylvester for additional information to be given to him by the Police Prosecution
The request was granted by Chief Magistrate, Tamara Gill at the No ! Magistrate’s court in St. George’s.
Nelson was slapped with two counts of stealing by reason of employment the sum of EC$15,394.28, uttering a forged document and forgery.
The crimes were allegedly committed while the suspect was employed with The Grenada Informer, which hired him in July 2013.
The Guyanese national was detained by members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) in April in connection with acts of alleged fraud committed against his former employer, Moving Target, the parent company for the Grenada Informer newspaper and Meaningful Television (MTV).
Nelson was granted $100,000 bail with two sureties after his attorney successfully argued that his client is Claustrophobic and suffering from chronic Diabetes.
Sylvester argued that Nelson is a man of many talents, has a reputation to protect and that he would stay in Grenada to clear his name against the fraud charges.
The former editor was granted bail under the conditions that he report to the Central Police Station on the Carenage every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00p.m, should not leave the jurisdiction without leave of the court and surrender all travel documents including non-Grenadian passports.
Before coming to Grenada, Nelson had worked in a number of Caribbean islands as a Freelance Journalist but was hired by the Grenada Informer newspaper as a Consultant and Managing Editor.
The company accountants allegedly discovered that there were significant amount of financial matters outstanding.
Nelson resigned from his post as Consultant and Managing Editor but was detained by CID in relation to the company’s outstanding financial matters.
Within minutes of ties being severed with the Informer newspaper, the Guyanese approached another local media entity seeking employment.