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Attorney fails to account for US$4m, struck from the roll of attorneys

Published:Monday | November 11, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Attorney-at-Law Akin Adaramaja has been struck from the roll of attorneys eligible to practise in the Jamaica’s courts.



The disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council has ruled that Adaramaja failed to account for close to US$4 million in relation to a land transaction with his client, Elaine Fait-Francis.



In an advertisement inThe Sunday Gleaner, the council noted that Adaramaja was found guilty of professional misconduct and is no longer entitled to practise in Jamaica.



It says the Disciplinary Committee is of the view that the attorney’s misconduct is grave warranting his being stroke off the roll of attorneys in the interest of the public.



The committee further ordered that he pay restitution.



The General Legal Council is also reminding attorneys-at-law that the law prohibits them from employing those lawyers who have been struck from the roll.



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