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November 5th, 2014
Case dismissed against 3 in multi-million $ matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John was left with no recourse but to dismiss today November 5, 2014 the case against three of the men implicated in the 2012 multi-million dollar drug bust which saw them walking free.

October 31st, 2014
Leon King guilty of money laundering!

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - This morning October 31, 2014 shortly after 10:00am Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John found Cane Garden Bay resident Leon King guilty as charged for the offense of money laundering and fined him $3K or three years imprisonment.

October 28th, 2014
UPDATE: Attn. Daniels cites embellishment & disingenuousness by Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Magistrate [Dr. Velon L. John] did not grant my client bail on his own recognizance as compared to the other defendants who were granted a $1K bail with signed surety. This is clear embellishment and disingenuous on the crown,” said Attorney at Law Mr Stephen R. Daniels.

October 27th, 2014
‎UPDATE: Jomo Jack & two others released on bail today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While they were granted bail on October 24, 2014 it was only today October 27, 2014 that Jomo Jack, Gerry Freeman and Hugh Erickson were seen by the news site leaving the Magistrate’s Court exercising their bail liberties.

September 17th, 2014
Retrial of five in major drug bust starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a battle of some of the prominent legal minds in the Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon when two lawyers presented a no-case submission to Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John arguing that there was no evidence submitted by the prosecution that links Jomo Jack to the conspiracy allegation surrounding Leon King.

May 22nd, 2014
Leon King will face trial - Magistrate Dr John

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John ruled against a no case submission made by Cane Garden Bay resident, Leon King yesterday, May 21, 2014.

January 8th, 2014
King’s illness forces postponement in money laundering trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Illness has forced a postponement in the trial of Cane Garden Bay resident, Leon King after he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, January 8, 2014 with a visible limp.

October 18th, 2013
Jomo Jack fails to secure bail for co-accused, ‘Chris’ in conspiracy trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an unusual twist, drug conspiracy accused Hugh ‘Chris’ Erickson failed once again in a bid for pre-trial liberty after his co-accused, Jomo Jack, offered to represent him in the matter at the Magistrate’s Court today, October 18, 2013.

June 20th, 2013
Magistrate tells Leon King to 'get house in order'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards made it clear that Leon King is to get his ‘house in order’ by the time of his next court appearance.

June 5th, 2013
Jomo Jack was followed since entering Territory - Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Detective Richard I. Taylor took the witness stand as the trial of five men accused of being involved in a drug and money laundering conspiracy continued before the Magistrate’s Court today, June 5, 2013.


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