Video footage requested by Moulton White’s lawyer may not be completely available, says detective
Defence attorney Matthew Hyatt, who is representing Alysia Moulton White in the Sagicor Bank multi-million dollar fraud case, is once again requesting that video footage from the Sagicor Liguanea Branch for September 21 and September 30, 2022, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, be made available.
Hyatt made the request during court proceedings for the four women implicated in the matter on Thursday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
In a previous OBSERVER ONLINE report, the attorney indicated that the footage is needed “so we can see who it is that made those sums”.
In response to the request, the investigating officer (IO) said the video footage for one of the dates is available, but he did not specify which date. However, he said he is not sure if the other date is available.
In addition to the video footage that was requested, Hyatt said he would like to have the withdrawal statements of $400,000 for his client’s account.
The accused – Tishan Samuels, Malika McLeod, Alysia Moulton White, and her sister Trecia Moulton – are facing fraud-related charges, including multiple counts of larceny as a servant and conspiracy to defraud following an investigation by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC) that discovered $65 million had allegedly been removed from the US-dollar accounts of six Sagicor customers.
The prosecution indicated that outstanding documents were made available on Thursday, and are expected to be handed over to all the attorneys representing the ladies. These documents include statements from Sagicor Bank, anti-money laundering department, as well as a further statement from the investigating officer.
But, the IO told the court that the forensics audit is still outstanding.
At the same time, Rita Allen-Brown, who represents Samuels, requested video footage and the Unique Transaction Reference (UTR) reports for all transactions for September 8, 2022.
King’s Counsel, Peter Champagnie, who represents McLeod, told reporters following the proceedings that his client remains resolute in her position and “she looks forward to the matter to be determined.”
“The matter coming September will see its life in this court going to nine months, and we need to be mindful of all of that in terms of the court’s time and in terms of the general management of cases of this nature,” Champagnie said.
In March, Judge Cole-Montague imposed stricter bail conditions on the four women. They were ordered to report to the nearest police station on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. They were also ordered to surrender all travel documents and a stop order was placed at all ports.
Additionally, a fingerprint order was also made for the women.
Moulton White was the vice-president of group marketing for Sagicor Group Jamaica, while her sister served as manager at the bank’s Liguanea Branch in St Andrew.
McLeod was employed as a personal banker, and Samuels was a client care officer at Sagicor Bank.
All four accused women were ordered to return to court on September 21, when it is anticipated that the case file will be completed.