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UPDATE: Messado accused of defrauding Mavado $31m

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Embattled real estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who is accused of defrauding entertainer Mavado of almost $31 million and politician Norman Horne of approximately $28 in fraudulent land transactions, was this morning offered $5 million bail when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

Parish Judge Vaughn Smith offered the attorney bail despite strong objection by the prosecution.

Messado was offered bail on condition that she reports daily to the Constant Spring Police Station, surrender travel documents with a stop order in place. She was also given a curfew order which states that she should be home by 7:00 pm and should not leave her home before 6:00 am.

In respect to Mavado, it is alleged that she collected $30.7 million from him through his attorney after professing that she was acting on behalf of a property owner who she claimed was incarcerated overseas. However, it was later revealed that owner, who was not incarcerated, had not given her permission nor was he selling his property in Grosvenor Terrace, Kingston 8.

She has returned $7 million to Mavado

In the other case, it is alleged that Messado collected $28.6 from Horne after falsely pretending that she had authority to sell properties on Argyle Road on behalf of the owner, Sports Development Foundation.

Tanesha Mundle