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Barbados lawyer gets seven years in prison for robbing client, money laundering

A Barbados attorney has been sentenced to seven years for stealing his clients' money along with money laundering.
 
During the trial, Ernest Winston Jackman had denied stealing $678,000 belonging to HEJ Ltd, between June 2006 and March 2007.
 
He had also pleaded not guilty to engaging in money laundering in that he disposed of the same $678,000.
 
When the matter was called up before the court on Wednesday morning, the attorney for the complainant said no part of the outstanding money had been repaid, contrary to what Jackman had indicated on the last occasion. Jackman has already repaid half of the money.
 
With 214 days on remand deducted, he will only serve six years and 151 days in prison.


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