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Jul 31, 2009

Ernest Raymond Jr. charged; this time for concealing docs

Story PictureIn mid July, he was released from charges for money laundering and unlicensed firearms. But today he was brought back to court and the most recent charge against thirty-three year old Ernest Raymond Junior is for Concealing Documents. The charge against Raymond is linked to an ongoing investigation of money laundering. Police allege that on January second, the same day cops busted Raymond with a nine millimeter pistol, they found him with over seven thousand dollars and documents, including Money Gram Transfer receipts payable to Melonie Coye in the amount of over two million dollars. There were also receipts in the sum of half a million dollars payable to Michael Coye. The discovery was made in a White Ford Escort car registered in the name of Melonie Coye. According to Inspector Hilberto Romero, at about eight on the night of January second, they were on patrol when they detected a White Ford car which had no license plates. The car was parked with the engine running and Romero saw Raymond talking on a cell phone. He said that when he approached Raymond he walked away from the car. While Raymond had nothing incriminating on him, Romero alleges that the documents and the weapon were all inside the vehicle. The documents and receipts are believed to be part of a Money Laundering case which the Financial Intelligence Unit started to investigate on December thirty first against the Coyes. On January second the entire Coye Family including, Melanie, Michael Coye, his wife, Marlene Coye, his son, Jude Coye of the US and their son-in-law, James Gerou, were taken to court for Money Laundering. Police later charged Raymond. Attorney, Dickie Bradley earlier today said the charge against his client is bogus. There was no objection to bail today in court but Raymond’s attorneys, Arthur Saldivar and Dickie Bradley asked that the matter be dealt with at the Magistrate’s Court level. Senior Magistrate, Dorothy Flowers then took a plea of not guilty from Raymond. He was offered bail in the sum of seventy five thousand dollars, which he met. Another person, Dean Fuller, has also been charged with Money Laundering of six million dollars.

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