Attorney Jerome Dixon refutes forgery allegations

Friday, July 20, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney at Law Jerome Dixon, who was yesterday charged with breaches of the Forgery Act, is refuting claims that he participated in a fraudulent land transaction.

According to police reports, on March 23, 2018, Dixon lodged an instrument of transfer document and a court order with the National Land Agency with information giving directives for a property in Harmony Hall, St Mary, owned by the complainants, to be transferred to one of his clients.

The police said investigations revealed that the instrument of transfer document purportedly signed by a registrar at the Supreme Court was forged, the court order purportedly signed by a judge at the Supreme Court was forged and another document signed by a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston, was also forged.

However, Dixon today claimed that those allegations have been sensationalised without any proper investigation and factual information.

“I categorically deny any such involvement in this matter. In fact, it is abundantly clear that these allegations are tenuous and malicious, and I believe this is an orchestrated attack on my profession and character,” he said.

Dixon said he is certain that at the end of this process he will be exonerated and fully vindicated of all charges, as he operates under high standards of transparency and all his transactions are in compliance with the governing laws of the profession.

“The nature of the allegations is unmeritorious and represents clutching at straws,” he argued.

The attorney is charged with forgery, uttering forged documents and demanding property with forged documents.

He was offered bail in the sum of $400,000, and a court date is to be announced soon, the police said.

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