Attorneys involved in the case of convicted lawyer Ernest Winston Jackman will next month make submissions on what sentence they believe the court should impose.
Jackman, who is from St Philip, has been on remand at Dodds prison since May 31 pending sentencing following his conviction by jury for stealing and using over half a million dollars of a client’s money.
He is now scheduled to reappear before Madam Justice Pamela Beckles on August 22 when Principal State Counsel Krystal Delaney and attorney Sally Comissiong, who now appears amicus curiae on his behalf, will address the No. 5 Supreme Court on their submissions.
Jackman was found guilty in May of stealing $678 414.75 from HEJ Limited between June 23, 2006 and March 5, 2007. He was also found guilty of engaging in money laundering by disposing of the sum between June 23, 2006 and October 18, 2011.
John Huggins, who is the principal shareholder and managing director for HEJ Limited, said he built five townhouses, sold four and resides in the fifth. He said he only received money from Jackman, who represented him in the transactions, for three of the properties. The fourth, he said, was sold on August 6, 2006 for $745 000 and he eventually received $50 000 from Jackman after taking the matter before the Barbados Bar Association. The 85-year-old complainant said the situation had taken “a great toll” on his life.