Harold Brady Facing Criminal Charges


Prominent attorney-at-law and Chairman of the opposition Jamaica Labour Party’s legal and constitutional committee, Harold Brady, is in Police custody facing criminal charges.

Brady was charged this afternoon by investigators from the Police Fraud Squad on Duke Street in Downtown Kingston.

This is the second consecutive day that a prominent attorney has been hit with fraud charges.

Yesterday, Attorney Miguel Lorne was also charged with fraud:

A businessman by the name of Jeffrey Panton complained to the Police that Brady conducted the sale of his multi-million dollar property but has not paid over the money.

Speaking to our news center just after 4-four this afternoon defense attorney, Raymond Clough confirmed that charges have been laid against Brady.

Brady was to report to the Police at 9:00 this morning but the attorney turned up at just before two this afternoon.

As he walked quickly into the Police fraud squad office on Duke Street, an expressionless Brady did not respond when our news center asked his response to the allegations against him.

He spent just under two hours in the question and answer session.

Mr. Clough says he cannot comment on whether his client will be stepping down as the chief legal advisor to the labour party.

He says Brady could spend tonight in jail.

Mr. Clough also confirmed that attorney, Abraham Dabdoub is on Brady’s legal team.

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.