Disbarred attorney arrested for fraud
Well-known disbarred attorney-at-law Harold Brady was charged with fraudulent conversion yesterday by detectives from the Fraud Squad.
The charges were laid after Brady, who was disbarred in March, turned himself in to the police after the Jamaica Constabulary Force said that he was wanted for questioning in relation to an alleged case of fraud.
According to the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (C-TOC), the allegations against Brady, who remains in custody, involve $4 million and the sale of a real estate property.
Brady was struck from the list of licensed legal practitioners in Jamaica after he was found guilty of professional misconduct in late February in relation to allegations that he misappropriated funds belonging to one of his clients, the Factories Corporation of Jamaica.
Brady rose to nationwide prominence during the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke/Manatt Commission of Enquiry into the actions of the Bruce Golding-led government in relation to the 2010 Tivoli incursion.
Brady had featured prominently in the hiring of US lobby firm Manatt, Phelps and Philips purportedly on behalf of the governing Jamaica Labour Party, at the height of the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition saga.