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Former magistrate on lottery scam related charges for court today

Published:Monday | September 30, 2013 | 8:51 AM

Former resident magistrate Dionne Maylor-Reid, who has been charged with lottery scam related charges, is scheduled to return to court today.



Maylor-Reid was charged in early September with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following a raid on her Westmoreland office and her home by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force.



She was also cited on suspicion of breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction (Special Provision) Act and the Firearm Act. 



Reports are that the lawyer's office was searched and an illegal gun, ammunition, several documents and computers, believed to be used in lottery scamming were found.



However, in the aftermath of her first appearance before the Western Regional Gun Court on September 4, her attorney Lambert Johnson alleged that the former magistrate is being set up.



He has argued that after reviewing the case file, the evidence does not add up.



According to him, it would appear destructive elements are out to destroy the former magistrate’s reputation.



Johnson leads a battery of lawyers including Stacey-Ann Young, Nicole Allen, and Tameka Spencer who make up Maylor-Reid defence team.



Meanwhile, three other persons who were held in the raid are also to return to court today.



They are Toni-Ann Turner, Radcliffe Campbell and Kadesha Blair.



All three are on $200,000 bail.



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