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Reprimand For Bail Breach

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAGISTRATE chastised a man yesterday who breached a condition of his bail without the court’s permission by reporting into a police station in Abaco as opposed to the Fox Hill station in New Providence.

When Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell asked 43-year-old Carlos Lamm why he had not been reporting to the assigned station since September 1 of this year, he told her that he had been reporting to a station in Abaco because he was helping out in the lead up to the North Abaco by-election.

“Carlos Lamm, I did not give you permission to report in Abaco. Your reporting condition is in New Providence,” the deputy chief magistrate told him.

Lamm’s attorney, Jiaram Mangra, tried to explain that his client’s work in the lead up to the elections would determine the outcome of the bye-elections.

However, the magistrate said Lamm’s reporting to Abaco would not have been a problem for the court if he were consistent in reporting to the police station.

She said she would verify with the stations in Abaco if he indeed had been signing in as he claimed before firmly warning him that he was to report to the Fox Hill police station as a condition of his bail.

Lamm, who heads JFK Construction, and his former girlfriend, Laticha McKenzie, are standing trial charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply on March 9, 2009.

Lamm has yet to give sworn evidence as his testimony yesterday was postponed because McKenzie’s lawyer, Murrio Ducille, asked for an adjournment.

Lamm returns to court on November 5 for a report and fixture hearing when the trial is expected to continue within days of the adjourned date.

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