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'Rooksie' James hearing postponed until April 3

BY PAUL HENRY Crime/Court Desk Co-ordinator

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - The scheduled hearing to determine whether businessman and alleged gang leader Uriel 'Rooksie' James had breached his bail condition was today postponed in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

The postponement was given after James’ legal team requested disclosure of documents from the Crown.

April 3 is now the new date for the hearing to determine if James should be readmitted to bail.

 James, who is being represented by attorneys Tom and Chris Tavares-Finson and Patrick Bailey, was recently taken into custody by the police for allegedly returning to the Rose Town area of St Andrew which is a violation of his bail condition.

 He was on bail for the 1999 murder of a security guard in Rose Town.  

 James, who runs a construction company, is reportedly being probed by the police on money laundry and other allegations of murder.

Several high-ranking police officers are being investigated over allegations of corruption regarding James.

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