Attorney Among Four Charged for Money Laundering

An attorney-at-law and three other persons have been formally charged for offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act, 2007.

They are:
1. Dawn Satterswaite, a 55-year-old attorney-at-law of Cherry Gardens, St. Andrew.
2. Paulette Higgins, 53, of Norman Gardens, Kingston 2
3. Janet Ramsay, 50, of Bridgeport, Portmore, St. Catherine
4. 40-year-old Ann Marie Cleary, of Woodlawn, Manchester
The four, were among five persons who were picked up in Tuesday’s 16-hour operation led by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Financial Investigative Division (FID) in sections of the island, have been charged with multiple counts of money laundering. A court date is to be set later this week. The fifth persons was questioned and released.

MOCA detectives had earlier reported that the operation, which was assisted by members of the Mobile Reserve, the Anti-Corruption Branch, the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID), the St. Catherine South Police and Area Three Police, was the culmination of a protracted transnational investigation by MOCA and FID into a case of money laundering and other financial crimes. It was conducted simultaneously in St. Andrew, eastern Kingston, Portmore in St. Catherine and Mandeville in Manchester.

They have vowed, with the assistance of local and international partners, to continue to investigate with the intention to prosecute high value criminal targets.

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