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Another lawyer arrested, charged

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 11:58 AM

Another attorney has found himself in trouble with the law.

The 77-year-old lawyer, Leeland Playfair, will face the Corporate Area Magistrates Court on Tuesday to answer charges of forgery.

The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (C-TOC) says in July 2013, Playfair allegedly forged divorce papers for a man to serve on his wife. His wife, however, became suspicious and made checks with the Supreme Court, which confirmed that the papers had been forged.

Her husband was arrested and charged on November 19, 2013, but further investigations by the police led to the discovery of Playfair’s role.

He was arrested and charged on May 4 in Vineyard Town, St Andrew for forgery.