Antigua’s DPP allegedly promised to repay complainant for properties

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SOURCE: Jamaica Gleaner

The complainant in the case against Antigua’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Anthony Armstrong, has claimed that the lawyer had admitted to selling the three properties behind his back and had promised he would repay him “if it’s the last thing he did”.

The claimant has further alleged that Armstrong repaid him US$15,450 between September 2006 and April 2007 through a third party from Antigua.

The allegations were this morning outlined in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

The court heard that the three properties were sold while the complainant was incarcerated in the USA.

According to the allegations, the complainant met Armstrong through his cousin’s husband and retained him in 1999 to act as his lawyer during the land purchase.

Two of the properties were in St Andrew while the other was in St Ann.

After the completion of the land transaction, the complainant ran afoul of the law in 2003 and was incarcerated for 15 years in the US.

While in prison his relatives allegedly showed him documents indicating that his properties had been sold.

Following the complainant’s release, it is alleged that he had a telephone conversation with Armstrong in which he (Armstrong) admitted to selling his properties and promised to repay him.

It is further alleged that Armstrong was given time by the complainant to make the payments.

The complainant alleged that after collecting partial payments in 2006 and 2007, he was unable to contact Armstrong.

The complainant consequently reported the matter in 2018.

He contends that he had not authorised the lawyer or anyone else to sell the lands on his behalf.

The clerk of court told the judge that documents from the National Land Agency showed that Armstrong had dealt with the sale of the properties.

The court was further told that one of the purchasers gave a statement in which he alleged that Armstrong told him that he was a real estate agent and the person in charge of the property.

The complainant had also reported Armstrong to the General Legal Council, and the Disciplinary Committee of the Council in February found that Armstrong was guilty of professional misconduct for signing a document for a client who was not present.

Armstrong was recently arrested and charged on his arrival in Jamaica with fraudulent conversion, conspiracy to defraud as well as three counts each of uttering forged documents and forgery.

Armstrong’s lawyer Hugh Wildman is, however, contending that his client wasn’t the person who sold the properties.

According to him, that person is the complainant’s cousin, Shelly Peart Campbell, who is charged along with Armstrong that signed the transfer documents.

SOURCE: Jamaica Gleaner

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    • Wow 😳😲 wow Wow D P P it appears that you don’t remember what you said let me refresh your memory what you said last week That the complainant said he a go spoil you name that what you said last week But this week according to the infor mation you have made arrangements to pay him back and you made a deposit What I can say now your next sitting you will be charged for Money Laundering I thought that you were a smart guy So who is the Accomplist in 2007 that you were working though is it ASLOT the MP you did some dirty work or is it Just WHEN AG you all are CROOKS

  1. This is a very serious issue. If indeed he has been arrested in his homeland, he should not be allowed to resume his position until this matter is cleared up one way or the other. He cannot be allowed to be part of the judicial system in the Caribbean or any part of the world until this matter is cleared up in Jamaica. If he is found guilty then Justice should be allowed to take its natural course.

  2. The government of Antigua and Barbuda should relieve Mr Armstrong of any duties, and citizenship that he holds within this country.
    How will the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda abide by any decision he makes.
    In my book Mr Armstrong is a fraudulent theif and should be behind bars. He knows the law and should have abided by these laws instead, he tried to deceive others.

  3. OMG!

    Who wrote this article?

    What a strange interpretation of the actual Jamaican news as reflected in the Jamaican gleaner.

    People, I suggest you read the Jamaican gleaner for yourself and not this article which is obviously a misinterpretation of the real news.

  4. Poorly written article again. Gosh it’s not worth the 2 min read. Why does the UPP always fraternize with people who have less than stellar reputations? Where did they find this man and how did he pass the background checks we have in place for this type of positions. Was any due diligence done on him?

  5. Remember, God neither slumber nor sleep. He will expose your evil deeds. No matter how long ago you committed them. He will bring your evil deeds to light someday!!!!

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