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Attorney Don Foote charged with fraudulent conversion

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:26 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Prominent attorney Don Foote has been charged with fraudulent conversion involving $12 million.

The charge reportedly relates to a trust fund for a minor who is now 17 years old.

However, attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who is representing Foote, claims that having looked at the allegations and documents provided by his client, there is absolutely no wrong-doing on Foote’s part.

The lawyer says the minor and his mother had given written instructions to Foote in relation to the fund, and this was witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

He says Foote acted on those written instructions.

Samuels further alleges that Foote was called in by the police yesterday but was not given the opportunity to produce documentation to prove that he had the funds.

The lawyer says his client was charged this morning, hours before the bank was open so that he could obtain proof.

Foot was granted $1 million bail after being charged this morning.

He is to appear in court on May 26.

In recent times five attorneys have been arrested on fraud charges.

They are Miguel Lorne, Harold Brady, Patrick Bailey, Jade Hollis and Debbie-Ann Samuels.