Top lawyer Jennifer Messado arrested and charged with fraud

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Investigators from the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) charged attorney-at- law Jennifer Messado on Friday, May 11.

She has been charged with four counts of forgery, two counts of uttering Forged documents, Conspiracy to Defraud, Causing money to be paid out by forged documents and Money Laundering.

According to investigators on December 20, 2017, the accused prepared an Agreement of Sales for two parcel of land without the knowledge and consent of the owner. It is alleged that Messado forged the signature of the trustee, stamp and letter head of the owner of the properties to facilitate the fictitious transaction and collected 270, 000 USD as down payment for the prospective purchaser.

These properties were put to sale for 232 million JMD or 1.8 million USD dollars.

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