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Lawyer guilty of professional misconduct to know sanction in two weeks

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 5:59 PM

Attorney-at-law Richard Bonner will hear in two weeks the sanction that will be imposed by the General Legal Council (GLC) after he was found guilty of professional misconduct.

The sanction was scheduled to be announced today, but was postponed until May 27 after Bonner sent a medical certificate to the GLC indicating that he was ill.

Bonner was found guilty on April 28 after a long-delayed trial before a three-member disciplinary panel that comprised noted attorneys Peter Champagnie, Tana Small Davis and John Graham.

The allegations are that he was retained in 2008 to sell a house located in Havendale, St Andrew.

It’s reported that the house was sold for $11 million, but Bonner is still to turn over more than $5 million to his client.

Since the start of the year two attorneys, Harold Brady and Gregory Lopez, have been found guilty of professional misconduct and barred from practising in Jamaica.