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Money laundering trial of attorney and co-accused set for October

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 11:08 AMJerome Reynolds

Attorney-at-law Dawn Satterswaite and her co-accused are to go on trial on October 19 for money laundering and other financial crimes.

Satterswaite is charged jointly with Janet Ramsey, Paulette Higgins, and Annmarie Cleary.

They are accused of being connected to convicted drug dealer and ex-policeman Andrew Hamilton. 

The charges are based on allegations that over an 11-year period starting in 1989 Satterswaite purchased properties valued at close to $500 million for Hamilton.

Prosecutors say the properties were registered in the names of relatives and family friends and were being managed by Satterswaite.

Satterswaite, Higgins, Ramsey and Cleary were charged in December 2013 following predawn operations carried out by a joint police team.

The police say the operations stemmed from a transnational investigation into a case of money laundering and other financial crimes.

Following further investigations, Satterswaite's husband, Terrence Allen was also charged in the matter.

Hamilton was arrested and charged last December following his deportation from the United States after four and a half years in prison on drug trafficking charges.