Brady Offered $3m Bail


Prominent attorney Harold Brady, is expected to be released from police custody this afternoon.

Brady appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court this morning and was ordered to return to Court on March 27 for a mention date.

He was offered bail in the sum of 3-million dollars.

Prosecutors indicated to Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey that they are not opposed to Brady being granted bail.

Brady was unable to take up his station bail offer yesterday due to the absence of one of the documents required.

He was arrested and charged yesterday afternoon with fraudulent conversion.

Brady is accused by the complainant, Jeffery Panton of failing to turn over 37-thousand US dollars.

The money represents  proceeds from a multi-million dollar property sale in Stony Hill, St. Andrew.

Brady, who’s the Chairman of the JLP’s legal and constitutional committee has denied the charges.

One of his attorneys, Raymond Clough, says the outstanding sum has not been turned over to Mr. Panton because the bank did not release the money.

Mr. Clough says Brady converted proceeds from the sale of the property to United States dollars at Mr. Panton’s request.

Defence attorney, Peter Champaigne, who was in Court this morning, has been retained to watch proceedings on behalf of Mr. Panton and his wife.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.