Businessman convicted in Manchester

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A man, who was arrested and charged for breaches of the Proceeds Crime Act, was on Friday convicted when he appeared in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate’s Court.
The convict, Peter Blake, who is of a Manchester address, was arrested on Saturday, July 4 and formally charged on Monday, July 6.
Blake answered to breaches of section 101 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2013, which deals with limit on cash transactions, to which he pleaded guilty when he appeared in court.
Reports are that in April 2015, persons visited Blake’s business place and purchased a motorcar from him with $1.5 million in cash, which is a breach under POCA, as he is not a permitted or exempted person under the Act.

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