Lawyer Messado Gets Bail, Travel Documents Seized

Jennifer Messado, the attorney-at-law who was last week arrested on fraud charges has been granted bail in the sum of $800,000 when she appeared in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday.

As a condition of her bail the attorney was ordered to report to the Constant Spring Police Station daily and her travel documents ordered seized.

Messado was arrested and charged last Friday with uttering forged documents, forgery, conspiracy to defraud, and causing money to be paid out by a forged document, as well as money laundering.

Meanwhile, Beverly Barakat, the real estate broker involved in the case, who was charged with conspiracy to defraud, forgery and operating a real estate brokerage firm without a license on Monday was also granted bail when she appeared in court on Tuesday.

Barakat was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 with a surety.

Barakat was arrested on Sunday after police claimed that she conspired with Messado to transfer a property illegally.

Both Barakat and Messado are to return to court July 3.

Kimoya Moss

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