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Jan 20, 2011

Another charge against Ernest Raymond Jr. falls apart in Court

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Earlier we told you that the third case of Money Laundering brought the Financial Intelligence Unit did not succeed in court before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer. In a related case, also before Frazer, thirty-four year old Ernest Raymond Jr. who was initially charged in February 2009 along with the Coye family for money laundering was acquitted of Concealing Documents because of a lack of evidence.  The senior magistrate concluded that the prosecution failed to prove that Raymond withheld documents that were likely to be relevant to the money laundering investigation involving the Coyes.  During the trial the Financial Intelligence Unit called upon Sergeant Bernard Reyes to take the stand but his testimony was not sufficient to establish that the documents found inside a white Ford Escort registered to Melanie Coye, belonged to Ernest Raymond Jr.  Frazer also noted that during the hearing the exhibits were labeled in Raymond’s absence, which she said was contrary to procedure. Following Raymond’s acquittal News Five caught up with his attorney Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley.

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney

Richard 'dickie' bradley

“I want to be fair to the prosecution…money laundering is new. Not the regular type of prosecution. In this case in January …Ernest was in Lord’s Bank area Belize district and there was a vehicle not parked far from him. When they saw him they stopped their mobile and accosted him. The engine was running…they claimed he said yes. He was charged with the firearm in that vehicle, then money laundering later on, he went to prison, the owner of the vehicle is a special constable, he was charged with money laundering and withdrawn, then concealing documents relevant to a money laundering investigation. The evidence was insufficient in 2 major respects and senior magistrate, is going to be chief magistrate shortly. She did her own research and her decision … not satisfied that Ernest Raymond knew he was in possession of documents or documents relevant to an investigation.”

On February fifth, 2009 Ernest Raymond Jr. was jointly charged with Melanie Coye, her boyfriend James Gerou, her brother Jude and parents Marlene and Michael Coye for the laundering of over one and a half million dollars through a local branch of MoneyGram.

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7 Responses for “Another charge against Ernest Raymond Jr. falls apart in Court”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    If I get in trouble……………….I’M CALLING TRICKY DICKIE……………….no doubt.

  2. BZNinCALI says:

    Prosecution for money laundering is new, corruption in the courts is not. We knew this was coming & tomorrow another mother will lose her child because the atmosphere of corruption & greed has infected every part of our society & left us without a bloody soul.

  3. rod says:

    go dickie another crminal let loose on society by you i wonder how many people have died because of you getting off all these criminals i bet alot of the mothers and fathers out there are going to start wondering if it hadnt been for you there loved one might be alive today i hope that all the people killed by the criminals you have gotten off and their family will look at you and say if it wasnt for dickie getting that criminal off my son would be alive today karma is a b dickie .

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    Sharon Frazer apparently don’t know how to interpret the laws.Did this lady go to law school?Something is questionable about how you do business Sharon.I guess you need some classes from Dickie.

  5. CEO says:

    Early Grey How about not getting into trouble in the first place this way you do not have to call Dickie at all: what do you say?

    The cops need to step up their game!

  6. Earl Grey says:

    CEO…….. in BELIZE………..I could be in a car/TAXI and not know that there is a single bullet under the seat……… the car gets stopped by police and the bullet found……..WHO YOU GONNA CALL???


    CALL TRICKY DICKIE…….. “The Goto Attorney” for such things.

  7. fenton says:

    likw dickey seh nuh call name, but unnu 2 sound like some idiot any wer in the world u in a car an it get stop an dey find something in der some one going to jail,a den who u gonna call but the best attorney idiot. Den all dat bull bout how much family wah seh if dah neva sake ah dickey mek……… yow shut up wit dat .Nuh wah get into all dat but fi mek it short di lawyer is not the prob

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