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Attorney sues Government for false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and malicious arrest

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 1:52 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Acting Assistant News Editor Radio

Well-known civil attorney Peter Millingen has filed a lawsuit against the Government seeking compensation arising from his arrest and charge on allegations of forging the will of deceased hotelier John Sinclair. 

The Attorney General and police constable Chenee Sewell are the respondents in the claim.

Millingen, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Christian Tavares Finson, is seeking damages for false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and malicious arrest.

He is also seeking damages for breaches of his constitutional right to liberty and security of the person as well as exemplary damages.

Millingen and Dr Dane Levy, were charged in November 2015 with fraud on allegations that they tampered with Sinclair’s will.

They were freed last year March after the prosecution entered a nolle prosequi discontinuing the case.

The prosecution had told the court that the case file was reviewed and it was determined that the matter was not adequately investigated and as a result it should be discontinued in the interest of justice.

In his suit, Millingen is claiming that he provided police investigators with documents which showed that Sinclair freely changed his will and that he in no way benefited from the will.