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Court: Pernell Brangman Guilty Of Sex Offences

Court: Pernell Brangman Guilty Of Sex Offences

A Supreme Court jury unanimously found Pernell Brangman guilty of sexual offenses against a young girl in the late 1990s. Brangman, who is in his early 50s, was found guilty on all three counts of sexual exploitation and having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 10-year-old girl between 1997 and 1998, ZBM has reported. Screenshot courtesy of ZBM: Related... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Kadeem Abraham’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Kadeem Abraham’s Appeal

The court has dismissed an appeal from Kadeem Abraham — a Corrections Officer who was convicted of attempting to smuggle a cell phone to a prisoner inside of a mayonnaise packet — and remitted the matter to Magistrates Court for sentencing. In describing the background to the case, the ruling said, “The Appellant was convicted after a... Read more of this article

Court: Marques To Forfeit $179,240 In Assets

Court: Marques To Forfeit $179,240 In Assets

The Court has ruled that Roberto Marques — a former Customs Officer who was convicted of drug offences — had “realisable assets” of some $179,240.46, and has ruled that all be forfeited to the Crown. Police Acting Superintendent Pedro said, “In October 2017, Roberto Marques [a Customs officer at the time] was convicted with... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man denied wounding another man when appearing in the Supreme Court. Meshach Crichton, 20, was unrepresented and said he “had no funds” for a lawyer. Justice Carlisle Greaves recommended he seek legal aid. Mr Crichton then pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding a man in Warwick on February 26, 2019. His... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old St George’s woman pleaded not guilty to six drug charges. In Supreme Court, Ranae Furbert denied three charges of importing a drug and three charges of possession with intent to supply. The three drugs allegedly brought into Bermuda on January 11, 2018, were cannabis, cannabis resin, and tetrahydrocannabinol. Her... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today [March 28], a man pleaded not guilty to sexual assault. The man, who is a police officer, cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons. The assault is alleged to have occurred on December 5, 2018, in Pembroke. The man was granted $5,000 bail, and his next court appearance is scheduled... Read more of this article

Court: Rocha Found Guilty Of Child Porn Charges

Court: Rocha Found Guilty Of Child Porn Charges

Daniel Rocha has been found guilty of accessing child pornography, and has been remanded into custody pending his sentencing at a later date. During the trial the prosecution had said that 1,230 pictures and videos were accessed between April 2010 and March 2015. Screenshot from tonight’s ZBM news:The 30-year-old Devonshire man was found guilty... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Continues For Child Porn Charges

Court: Trial Continues For Child Porn Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Devonshire man said with a “clear conscience” that he did not access child pornography which was found on laptop under his bed. The Devonshire man is accused of seven counts of accessing child pornography images and videos. The prosecution claims that 1,230 pictures and videos were accessed. The 30-year old man has denied... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Czech Republic national Josef Vlcek has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for importing over $9.5 million worth of heroin. Vlcek was previously found guilty by a jury of importing the heroin, which the court heard marked the largest volume of heroin ever imported into Bermuda for which there has been a trial, according to ZBM news. Prosecutors had... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Child Porn Charges

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Child Porn Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Devonshire man accused of accused seven counts of accessing child pornography images and videos saw his trial begin in front of an eight-woman, four-man jury. The prosecution claims that over 1,200 pictures and videos were accessed by the man. The 30-year old defendant has denied all the charges. The man allegedly accessed... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 27-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old man denied a count of sexual assault that allegedly occurred last month. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on February 14, 2019 in Southampton, and he is also charged with sexually assaulting the same woman on another date. The 27-year-old also... Read more of this article

Man Accused Of Importing Over $8M Of Heroin

Man Accused Of Importing Over $8M Of Heroin

[Written by Don Burgess] Jurors saw a police video interview of a Czech Republic national accused of trying to smuggle over $8 million worth of heroin into Bermuda. The amount is believed to be the largest heroin seizure in Bermuda history. Josef Vleck was allegedly caught at the LF Wade International Airport on September 23, 2017. His trial has been... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Multiple Drug Charges

Court: Man Denies Multiple Drug Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man denied multiple drug charges in the Supreme Court. Adam King, 39, pleads not guilty to charges of having a controlled drug with intent to supply and one charge of having drug equipment, which was alleged to be a digital scale. Mr King denied having cocaine, diamorphine, cannabis, and cannabis resin. His... Read more of this article