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Lawyers for attorney Patrick Bailey deny fraud allegations

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 3:47 PM

Lawyers for Patrick Bailey are strongly denying the allegations which have resulted in the prominent attorney being charged with forgery and conspiracy to defraud.

Bailey was arrested and charged yesterday by detectives from the Fraud Squad.

He was given bail in the sum of $1 million and is scheduled to be in court on April 8.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says Bailey's arrest was in relation to a land transaction.

According to the CCU, in 2007 a report was made to the police that Bailey was asked to act on behalf of a client in a property transaction.

However, the $25 million property was allegedly transferred to another person without the owner’s knowledge and consent. 

In a statement today, the attorney's legal team said it was false to suggest that land was sold and Bailey did not forward payments to his client.

They say there is no evidence to suggest this. 

In addition, the attorney's legal team says there is no evidence to suggest that he derived any benefit whatsoever from the land transaction or that he received any funds on behalf of the client.