Phipps, Knight Concerned over Fraud Charged Attorneys

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Two of Jamaica’s most respected legal practitioners are this afternoon expressing unease at news that at least nine attorneys been have hit with fraud charges in the past nine weeks.

Four of the country’s most well known lawyers are among those charged in the spate of recent arrests rocking the fraternity.

The latest incident came today when noted attorney, Don Foote, was jailed for failing to turn over money that he won on behalf of a client in a civil suit.

Abka Fitz-Henley has more in this report::

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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.