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UPDATE: Leon King to proceed with new representation

April 16th, 2013 | Tags: bail court news Leon King
Leon King will now proceed with new representation when his matter appears before the Magistrate's Court on May 1, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Proceedings have been given the green light in the matter involving Cane Garden Bay resident, Leon King, 32, and a sum of money he was allegedly discovered to be in possession of in January 2012 with confirmation of his new representation.

Leon King pleaded not guilty to one count of the acquisition, possession or use of proceeds of criminal conduct when he appeared in court during the first hearing on January 27, 2012.

King, previously represented by attorney at law Herbert McKenzie, will now instead be represented by attorney at law Richard Rowe.

The defendant remains incarcerated on a similar but unrelated matter after previously being granted bail in the first incident, which allegedly occurred near Frenchman’s Cay on a small vessel named "Overeasy".

When the matter was called before the Magistrate’s Court today, April 16, 2013 Rowe told the court that he was now in possession of all the relevant documents and was ready to proceed.

He was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 with the cash component being half of this amount; the cash component was later changed to $40,000.

The matter is set for trial on June 19, 2013.

See previous story posted February 28, 2012: 

Leon King’s cash bail reduced to $40K, to undergo surgery  

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Cane Garden Bay resident, who was offered $200,000 bail of which $100,000 had to be cash on January 27, 2012, after being caught with $136,620 by officers had his bail reduced yesterday afternoon when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court.

Leon King, 31, was on remand all this time because his family was unable to come up with the substantial amount of cash to guarantee his bail. According to his lawyer, Herbert McKenzie, they could only muster up $38,400 and pleaded with Magistrate Tamia Richards to reduce it.

McKenzie also disclosed that his client has to undergo surgery, and it would have been better for King, his family and the doctors if he [King] is not in prison for the pre and post operation.

In light of this, Magistrate Richards reduced the cash amount to $40,000 and imposed a charge of a property valued $160,000 in favour of the Crown. He also has to return to court on March 23, 2012.

King, who is charged with acquisition, possession or use of proceeds of criminal conduct, landed in trouble after police observed him on January 24, 2012 around 2:25 p.m. travelling in and exiting a small vessel “Overeasy” close to the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge.

The boat was searched and a black bag containing over $136,000 was found.

He was the sole occupant of the vessel.

Meanwhile, the Crown has possession of the money for three months.

10 Responses to “UPDATE: Leon King to proceed with new representation”

  • VG (28/02/2012, 10:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    He again..suckteeth
  • yellow (28/02/2012, 14:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    a king is in trouble..what ah ting!!!
  • observer (28/02/2012, 17:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is the man to help you he out and you inn. well saw the brown skin man smell a rat so them say he sell out the vessel.
  • ------------------------- (28/02/2012, 19:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the man going to court like he does not have a care in the world
  • tola (29/02/2012, 02:10) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Don't feel for he act too stush
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  • clear (16/04/2013, 14:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tis man again??lawd ah mussy
  • Nigel Ortiz (16/04/2013, 14:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    He will surely make him get a prison sentence fast, this guy arguments are always weak in court, he could have never gotten my money as a lawyer, before that i defend myself

  • Foolish (16/04/2013, 16:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    For the life of me I can't understand why anyone would go to that man to defend them .He is an additional magistrate for crying out loud. Talk about conflict of interest. But then again, that could be a good thing and a bad. I guess it all depends on which side the balances lean to on any given day. LOL
  • jr (17/04/2013, 00:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    he playing original gangsta

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