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Feb 3, 2016

Bradley Paumen Gets Bail

Bradley Paumen

The relief on Bradley Paumen’s face was clear this afternoon as Justice Antoinette Moore granted him Supreme Court bail. Paumen has spent seven nights behind bars awaiting a process which took less than ten minutes today. The American investor and owner of Dark Night tours appeared in Court last Thursday to face charges related to Perverting the Course of Justice. Paumen is believed to have planted a weapon in Michael Modiri’s vehicle, effectively framing the businessman and causing him to be arrested and remanded to prison after a search at a Police checkpoint. The prosecution had no objection to bail today, only reiterating a concern that Paumen is a flight risk and could potentially be inclined to interfere with the witnesses in the case against him. Justice Moore wasted no time in granting Paumen bail of twenty-five thousand dollars plus two sureties in the same amount and the accused walked out of Court by four this evening. He refused an interview with the media, but his attorney Herbert Panton didn’t. Panton claims that his client was only forced to spend seven nights behind bars because of a good old fashioned case of ‘bad mind.’


Herbert Panton, Attorney for Bradley Paumen

“As far as me concerned dah bare bad mind. I had the opportunity to morning to speak to Senior Counsel Ellis Arnold, who was the person who made the initial bail application. At that time, there was an agreement between himself and the D.P.P.—which the judge also attested to on Friday when we applied for bail—that additional charges will be proffered, but these charges would not in any way have affected his bail. I suppose we are here because of the fiasco that happened on Thursday with two magistrates presiding over a single matter. So that happened on Thursday; we made our application for bail on Friday and the prosecution at that time said they needed more time. We drove fifty miles up here today for them to say that they are not objecting to bail. Bare bad mind as far as I’m concerned.”


Mike Rudon

“Could you give us an idea of the demeanor of your client? He is an investor in Belize with a lot of assets, but these are very serious charges which are being laid against him.”


Herbert Panton

Herbert Panton

“Whether you are an investor or you are walking the streets, whenever you are deprived of your freedom it is serious charges. In this case it is murder and I’d take it that anyone would be very much concern and he is in fact very concerned.”


Mike Rudon

“Could you give us an idea what happens from this point in terms of…I know that they are supposed to return on March the eighth.”


Herbert Panton

“Yes, we return to court on eighth of March. All the matters are going by way of indictment so our next step is a preliminary inquiry to see whether there is enough evidence to commit the matter to Supreme Court.”


Mike Rudon

“Is this theoretically a case that could stress out to a period of many months?”


Herbert Panton

“Well all indictable matters on average, you are talking about nine months to a year, a year and a half before you get through. That’s just the pace of justice in the court system.”

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3 Responses for “Bradley Paumen Gets Bail”

  1. Primary Thief, Ali BaBarrow says:

    I love OJ defense.

    Money talks, fuck you, you are blocking my door exit, step back fool.

  2. Rod says:

    How can a judge give bail to suspected murderers is this judge just plain stupid or is she on the take why don’t you channel 5 ask this useless pm appoint really qualified people as judges instead of just tokens.

  3. Hatari says:

    Whether or not the man is guilty as charged he really does not have anything to worry about. The PD does not have the capability nor expertise to prosecute such a complicate case. They will screw it up as usual and he will walk. It is what it is.

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