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Jan 22, 2016

Supreme Court Grants Bail to Two of Paumen’s Associates

Ian Skeen

As the Paumen story continues to unravel, two of his employees were granted bail after appearing before Justice Antoinette Moore this morning in the Supreme Court.  Ian Skeen and Linzburn Anderson were arrested and charged earlier this week for their individual roles in an alleged plot to commit murder.  Skeen was additionally charged with abetment since it is believed that he was responsible for soliciting the hit man.  The duo, acting on behalf of Paumen, purportedly delivered cash to a hired gun to dispatch businessman Michael Modiri and another person.  Skeen and Anderson, represented by attorneys Oswald Twist and Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, respectively, applied for and were granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of twenty thousand dollars each.  The conditions under which they were allowed to post bail are similar to those imposed on Paumen a week ago.

 

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney for Linzburn Anderson

“The family members of Linzburn Anderson came to me to advise and assist them in relation to a single matter, that is to assist them in getting out a father and husband of five children who had been charged in the Belmopan court on a single count of abetment to commit murder.  It is a very serious allegation but it’s an allegation.  The information that I could glean which is in the application petition to the Honorable Antoinette Moore who is the judge in the Supreme Court is that Mr. Anderson was charged along with another person for approaching a third party and allegedly asking or seeking to see if he would carry out a hit.  It’s a very serious allegation but the law is such a beautiful thing, it is easy to make allegations but it is another matter when it comes to trying to prove it.  In the meantime, should a hardworking citizen who has no previous record of ever being arrested or convicted, forty-three-years of age, an established mechanic with his own mechanic shop, as I said, a man who is a breadwinner, the sole financial dependent? 

Linzburn Anderson

In fact, the judge agreed that such a person ought to have his freedom restored to him but this is the Supreme Court and they have done so with stringent requirements.  He cannot leave this country.  He is to surrender all and any travel documents.  He must report to the police every week.  If he ever misses reporting to the police, if he ever gets into any trouble, if he does not abide by those and the other conditions laid down he will have his bail revoked.  So bail has been set in the high amount of twenty thousand dollars, plus two sureties on the clear understanding that you must, must abide by all those conditions.  Any breach, any violation and the bail will more than likely be taken away unless you have some exceptional explanation.”

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