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Attorney Arlene Beckford found not guilty of fraud

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 10:27 AM

Disbarred attorney Arlene Beckford has been acquitted of fraud charges.

Miss Beckford was found not guilty of fraudulent conversion in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday following a long-delayed trial.

She was arrested and charged by the police for allegedly diverting $2.4 million owed to two of her clients for her personal use.

A report was also made to the General Legal Council and in January last year, a disciplinary panel found Miss Beckford guilty of professional misconduct.

The panel recommended that she should be struck off the list of attorneys authorised to practice in Jamaica.