Monday 13 July, 2020

Trini-Canadian in court for 100 fraud-related offences

A 29-year-old man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate, on allegations of 100 fraud-related offences which were committed against the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation.

Stephen Ramsaroop, of Arima, appeared before Marisa Gomez in the First Court, accused of withdrawing money from his account (disposing of) while, “'knowing or having reasonable grounds to suspect that the money was criminal property which constitute the benefit from criminal conduct, namely conspiring to defraud.”

It was estimated that Ramsaroop disposed of an estimated $300,000 at various locations in Arima, Valsayn, and Piarco, between 2012 and 2017.

He was not called upon to enter a plea to any of the charges as they were all laid indictably.

Ramsaroop was represented by attorney Jonathan Bhagan.

However, before bail could be granted the State was asked to provide the court with a background tracing on Ramsaroop from Interpol, as the 29-year-old was also a Canadian citizen.

After further submissions, the matter was adjourned to April 23.

The 29-year-old was reminded of his rights to appeal this to a judge in chambers.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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