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Arnaldo Brown ready to fight at General Legal Council

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 1:23 AM
State minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown.

State minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown says he’s willing and able to defend any claim brought against him at the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC).

Brown and fellow attorney, Herbert Grant, have been reported to the GLC for their alleged roles in a land deal.

In an affidavit filed with the GLC, Pastor Raymond Boswell claims that in March 2012 his church, Harvest Tabernacle, entered into a sale agreement with a vendor, Collin Jackson, through his attorney Arnaldo Brown to purchase property in St. Catherine for $36 million.

According to Boswell, $3.47 million was paid over to Brown and was adequate to have the sale agreement stamped, but this critical part of the transaction was not done.

He charged that cheques paid to Brown appeared to have been passed to the vendor directly although the money should have been paid to the bank from which he was taking the mortgage.

Boswell further alleged in the affidavit that on several occasions the sale agreement was requested from Brown and it was never handed over.

However, Brown says the allegations are false and outright malicious.

Brown insists he acted professionally and diligently in the performance of his duties as an attorney. 

He is calling for Boswell to have confidence in the systems established to address matters of this nature.

Brown says his attorneys have been instructed to deal with the matter appropriately and expeditiously.