Attorney Lorne maintains innocence amid fraud charges
Attorney-at-law Michael Lorne is maintaining his innocence amid fraud charges and is declaring that he will fight to clear his name.
Lorne is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today to answer the charges.
The attorney was yesterday charged with forgery and fraudulent conversion by the Fraud Squad unit of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Division.
According to Fraud Squad investigators, the allegations are in regard to the sale of a house in the east Kingston community of Rockfort.
One investigator revealed that the house, which is jointly owned by siblings who reside overseas, was sold for $6 million in 2011.
However, the investigator said one of the siblings, who resides in the Unites States, complained that she did not get the $3 million she was entitled to from the sale of the house.
It is further alleged that the woman complained that a document giving effect to the sale was submitted to the Titles Office with a signature purported to be hers and was witnessed and stamped by Lorne.
However, according to the investigator, the woman has insisted that she never signed any document giving effect to the sale of the house.
But Lorne is refuting the allegations.