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Lawyer charged with fraud for alleged non-payment of over J$100m in property sale

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 7:36 AM
The allegations surround the sale of a commercial property in St James for US$5.5 million. McCurdy held carriage of sale. -Contributed photo

Attorney-at-Law Maurice McCurdy has been charged with fraudulent conversion over the alleged non-payment of more than J$100m in the sale of a commercial property for a client in St James. 

He was charged by the Fraud Squad on Monday and granted station bail in the sum of J$2 million, the police say. 

He's scheduled to make his first court appearance on January 19, 2023. 

The allegations surround the sale of the property for US$5.5 million. McCurdy held carriage of sale. 

The client complained that after the sale went through earlier this year, a sum of more than US$800,000 (J$120m) remained outstanding, the police say. 

A report was made to law enforcement, resulting in the investigation. 

McCurdy is a St James-based lawyer. 

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