Jamaica: Attorney arrested after allegedly forging judge’s signature

(JAMAICA GLEANER) – An attorney-at-law has been arrested and charged after he is alleged to have forged the signature of a judge to facilitate the fraudulent transfer of a property in St Mary.

The police say 39-year-old Jerome Dixon has been charged with forgery, uttering forged documents and demanding property with forged documents.

He was arrested on Thursday by the Police Fraud Squad and granted bail in the sum of $400,000.

The police say the date for his first court appearance will be announced soon.

According to the police, Dixon lodged an instrument of transfer and a court order at the National Land Agency with directives for the property, located in Harmony Hall, to be transferred to one of his clients.

The instrument of transfer was also lodged at the offices of the Commissioner of Taxes where a total of $1.4 million in transfer taxes were allegedly paid by Dixon’s client.

However, the police, in a statement, said a probe revealed that the instrument of transfer purportedly signed by a Registrar at the Supreme Court, the court order purportedly signed by a judge and another document signed by a Justice of Peace were all forged.