Attorney Arlene Beckford found not guilty of fraud
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.