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$2.5M Money Laundering Trial To Begin In Wales

$2.5M Money Laundering Trial To Begin In Wales

Jury selection is due to begin as four people will stand trial in Wales in connection with allegedly money laundering $2.5 million stolen from the Bermuda Government, according to a report from Wales Online, which noted that “some of the witnesses will give evidence over video link from Bermuda.” Jeffrey Bevan, 50, denies theft, converting... Read more of this article

‘There Is Nothing Excessive About The Sentence’

‘There Is Nothing Excessive About The Sentence’

The Court has dismissed an appeal by Detre Ford — who was sentenced to 12 years after being convicted of aggravated burglary and possession of a prohibited weapon — saying “there is nothing excessive about the sentence of 12 years imprisonment.”The ruling said, “On 17th May, 2017 the Appellant, Detre Ford, was convicted of the offence... Read more of this article

Court: Joell Loses Appeal On Firearm Charge

Court: Joell Loses Appeal On Firearm Charge

Eston Joell –  who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition – has his appeal dismissed by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal. In providing background, the Court’s ruling said, “On 13th June, 2016 the Appellant was convicted of the offence of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, contrary to section 2[1][a][iv]... Read more of this article

Court: ‘Must Be Listed For Trial Expeditiously’

Court: ‘Must Be Listed For Trial Expeditiously’

A man charged with drug offences who has been awaiting trial for over two years brought legal action saying that “he has been deprived of his right to a fair trial within a reasonable time,” with the Court noting that “criminal proceedings have been moving with dragging feet,” and saying “this matter must now be listed... Read more of this article

Court: Men Sentenced For Firearm Offences

Court: Men Sentenced For Firearm Offences

Two men were sentenced in Court this week for firearms offences, with prison sentences of 10 years and 11 years handed down. The Police Serious Crime Unit noted that Gavaska Lodge-Bascome has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for handling of a firearm, while in a separate matter Dion Cholmondeley was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for possession... Read more of this article

Court: Bulgarian Man Denies Multiple Charges

Court: Bulgarian Man Denies Multiple Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bulgarian man pled not guilty to eight different offences involving credit card and ATM offences. Danail Damov pled not guilty to damaging the Bank of Butterfield ATM at Collector’s Hill on September 4, 2016. He also pled not guilty to damaging the Butterfield ATM at the Ice Queen in Paget on October 13, 2017. He also pled... Read more of this article

Court: Language Issue Delays $8.5M Heroin Case

Court: Language Issue Delays $8.5M Heroin Case

[Written by Don Burgess] A man accused of “the biggest heroin seizure” in Bermuda’s history had his case delayed, because there was no one available who speaks his language. It is alleged that Josef Vleck, 47, from the Czech Republic, in September was caught with almost three kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $8.5 million. Charles... Read more of this article

Lake Denies Causing Death Of Mary McKee

Lake Denies Causing Death Of Mary McKee

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton man pleaded not guilty this morning [Dec 1] with the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee. Andrew Lake, 26, pled not guilty with unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017 during the monthly arraignment session.He also pled not guilty with causing bodily harm to Arthur McKee, Mrs McKee’s husband,... Read more of this article

Court: Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva Appeal Dismissed

Court: Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva Appeal Dismissed

Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva — who was convicted of the murder of Prince Edness — has his appeal dismissed by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal. The ruling said, “The Appellant, Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva, was convicted in the Supreme Court on 15 September 2015 of the murder of Prince Edness [“the deceased”]. “He was also 2 convicted of... Read more of this article

Court: Roberto Marques Sentenced To 10 Years

Court: Roberto Marques Sentenced To 10 Years

[Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 31], former Customs Officer Roberto Marques was sentenced to ten years in prison. Earlier this month, Mr Marques entered a guilty plea to charges including possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possession of drug equipment and money laundering. In a previous Court appearance, the prosecutor Nicole... Read more of this article

Court: Former Customs Officer To Be Sentenced

Court: Former Customs Officer To Be Sentenced

[Written by Don Burgess] The sentencing hearing of two men — including a former Customs Officer — charged with various drug offences was adjourned yesterday when one of the pair said the drugs he had was for personal use and not for supply. Earlier this month both Ryan Willingham-Walker and Roberto Marques pled guilty to drug offences and... Read more of this article

Court: Butterfield & Perinchief Trial Begins

Court: Butterfield & Perinchief Trial Begins

[Written by Don Burgess ] A trial that features an alleged illegal firearm, ammunition, and illegal drugs started in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Jermaine Butterfield and Kimmisha Perinchief are charged with the importation of a prohibited firearm, importation of ammunition, conspiracy to the importation of cannabis, and conspiracy to supply a controlled... Read more of this article

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 13], Mikiel Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter. On March 5, 2017, Raymond Butterfield was stabbed twice just outside of Blue Waters Anglers Club. In August of this year, Mr. Thomas, a footballer who played with the under-20 team, was cleared of the murder... Read more of this article