Jennifer Messado Slapped with Additional Charges

Nationwide News understands that another criminal charge has been laid against prominent and controversial Attorney, Jennifer Messado.

Messado was re-arrested at 8:00 this morning and charged by the Police’s Fraud Squad. She is accused of uttering forged documents in relation to a transaction she allegedly conducted on behalf of the Jamaica Mortgage Bank. Messado was released on bail.

Messado was questioned this morning in the presence of her Attorney, Christopher Townsend in relation to the suspect Mortgage Bank transaction.

She was interrogated at the Fraud Squad’s headquarters on Duke Street in Downtown Kingston.

The embattled attorney was arrested by operatives from the Constabulary’s Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC, two weeks ago.

That arrest was in relation to a separate complaint made by another financial institution. She was charged with several counts of forgery and conspiracy to defraud.

Messado spent several days in jail in connection with the initial complaint and was given bail in the sum of $850,000.

–30–



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.