NESOL Engineer Offered Bail

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An operations engineer at National Energy Solutions Limited, NESOL, Lawrence Pommels, was offered bail on Monday.

Pommells was offered bail in the sum of $800,000 when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court. He was denied bail last week.

Pommells attorney, Christopher Townsend, this afternoon rejected arguments from the Clerk of the Court that his client is a flight risk.

Pommells was told to report daily to a Police Station and to submit his travel documents to the Police.

A stop order has been placed on him at all ports of entry.

Pommells is charged in connection with the seizure of nearly $85-million in cash.

Some of the cash was seized at a location where Pommells resides in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.

The Police believe that Pommells gained access to the cash via an illegal trade which he’s allegedly involved in outside of his 9 to 5 job.

Pommels is accused of money laundering, breaching the corruption prevention act and attempting to pervert the course of justice. His co-accused, Ricardo Harris, was also offered bail today. Harris is facing similar charges.

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