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Businessman charged with fraud

Published:Friday | July 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM

BUSINESSMAN Christopher Carr is facing another legal hurdle as he is scheduled to appear in court today on fraud charges.

Carr's attorney, Hugh Wildman, confirmed yesterday that the businessman has been formally charged by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force; however, Wildman said he had not been given details of the alleged offences.

"I'm told that he will be taken to court on Friday (today), so when I go to court, I will know exactly what it is," he told The Gleaner.

Carr has been in the custody of the St Ann police for several days. Commanding officer for the parish Superintendent Yvonne Martin-Daley said he was taken into custody for reasonable suspicion of assault arising from an incident last month; however, Wildman said it was his understanding that the businessman was being held on allegations that he was involved in a shooting incident but added those allegations were dismissed after he had discussions with the police.

Last week, the Area Three police confirmed that Carr was the person under investigation following the shooting death of a man at a Jamaica Labour Party mass meeting in Mandeville, Manchester, in 2011.

The case file was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, which ruled that it should be placed before the Coroner's Court.