Mandeville lawyer arrested and charged for breaches of Larceny Act
A Manchester attorney was last week arrested and charged for breaches of the Larceny Act after failing to pay the necessary fees for the purchase of a property on behlaf of a client.
Charged is 56-year-old Howard Lettman of Nevon Place, Mandeville, Manchester.
Reports are that in 2000, a woman retained the services of Mr. Lettman in order to purchase a property.
It is alleged that the woman handed over JMD 11,600,000 for the purchase of the property, payment of stamp duties and other fees and taxes; as well as payment for his legal service.
Lettman reportedly paid over a portion of the money to the vendor but failed to pay the necessary fees resulting in the property not being transferred. A report was then made to the police and an investigation was launched.
Lettman was consequently arrested and charged for Fraudulent Conversion and is scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, January 15, 2016.
He is currently out on bail, which was granted in the sum of JMD 500,000.