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February 23, 2013
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Man on fraud charge remanded

A man who claims that he has been labelled as a homosexual in lock-up is adamant that he didn't take a woman's money to get her a United States visa.

Charged with conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by means of false pretence is Miguel McMorris from Kingston 19.

McMorris appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, and is to return to court on April 11 for trial.

He was remanded by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey.


"Your Honour, I am asking you for bail. I am expecting another child in the next couple of weeks and I have a child who is preparing for GSAT examinations. Please I am begging you, your honour, because they are abusing me in lock-up and they are calling me names and saying that I am a 'fish'," the accused said.

The accused even told the court that he was in a brief relationship with the female complainant and that the complainant had paid the money to a man called 'Rick'.

"Your Honour, I paid this man over $100,000 and him still nuh return my passport and he was calling me from prison and I reported it to the police," the complainant told the court.

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