Hotelier Freed of Criminal Charges


Prominent hotelier, Dimitris Kosvogiannis, has been freed of criminal charges.

Kosvogiannis is a Greek national and also a former general manager of the Melia Braco Resort in Trelawny. He was freed this morning of obtaining credit by false pretence.

Allegations that Kosvogiannis had fraudulently acquired credit facilities from two financial institutions were also dismissed in the Corporate Area Criminal Court today.

Mr. Kosvogiannis’s lead Attorney is Peter Champagnie.

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Kosvogiannis is to stand trial on June 5 this year on a lesser charge.

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Mr. Champagnie says his client is relieved that the major charges against him have been dismissed.

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Kosvogiannis was arrested in July last year when he arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

In a statement to the media, the police said the arrest resulted from an intense investigation into several fraudulent activities committed against the two major banking institutions.


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.

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