Bail denied for prominent attorney

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Well-known Attorney Warren Cassel remains in prison after he failed to convince a judge to grant him bail.

Cassel is facing a sentence of three and a half years in Monserrat after a nine-member jury found him guilty of concealing the proceeds of criminal conduct in June this year Cassel through his lawyer David Dorsett has filed several appeals and later applied for bail pending the hearing.

But Judge Paul Webster denied it, saying that the court can only grant bail in exceptional circumstances, like if an appellant is likely to serve his sentence before the court hears the appeal.

Bail can also be granted where the appeal ground is so strong that on the face of it the case is likely to succeed, however, in this case, Webster was not convinced.

Cassell faced a maximum of 14 years under the Proceeds of Crime Act 1999.

He is expected to serve at least one and a half years behind bars.

It is believed that Between January 2007 and November 2008, Cassel dishonestly concealed or disguised EC$855,380.54 by transferring funds from an investor’s account into an incorporated account for the sale of land.

According to the charge sheet, Cassel dishonestly represented that he was a legitimate director of Providence Estate Limited and was legally entitled to sell land at the estate.

He is said to have fraudulently filed a change of directors’ application with the Companies Registry regarding said estate and received funds into an incorporated business for the sale of land at Providence Estate to avoid prosecution for an offense or the making or enforcement of a confiscation order.

Cassell worked as an attorney in Antigua for several years.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. White Collar Crime Joy Rides
    Blue Collar Crime is GRIME
    Nickel & Dime Crime 1735.
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  2. If no one ever noticed. Majority of the lawyers in Antigua are shady. Ask Cutie Benjamin. The justice system is shady. Time for change.

  3. “Cassel worked as an attorney in Antigua for several years.” Did he learn the skills on how to become a CROOK while working in Antigua?

    Next Level Shit-hole!!

  4. He seems to be in that pickle like the DPP of Antigua and Barbuda. They are birds of a feather. They drank high priced liquors at the same Bar Association. In my opinion,there should be more white collared criminals going to 1735 in Antigua.

  5. A lot of them will soon be in the same boat sailing up to 1735 for all the land they hussle from their clients especially deceased client that left them in charge of estates

  6. He has not taken any life. King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe IMF Pimp has a GUNMAN on his slate who is also the UPP’s Shallow AG.

  7. Bowen, a lawyer and accountant by profession, was charged for the murder of Tessa Barthley. Ms. Barthley was shot in her neck on 16 th December 2003 outside Bowen’s office at Nevis Street, St. John’s. She died on 23 rd December 2003.

  8. They heard what sounded like a firecracker. Shortly thereafter, Constable Charles went towards his vehicle which was parked in the vicinity of Bowen’s office. He saw Bowen sitting on the steps of the building which housed his office. He saw Ms. Barthley lying on the ground not far from his motor car.

  9. A mere 5 years for human life ???,

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  10. Emergency Medical Services were there attending to Ms. Barthley. There was blood on her neck. The detectives spoke with Bowen. He handed over to Sergeant Edwards a black PIETRO BERETTA .25 PISTOL which contained 8 rounds of ammunition. The police recovered a spent shell and other items from the scene of the incident. Bowen was detained.
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