Attorney, 5 co-accused to go on trial for money laundering

15 July 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The trial date for attorney-at-law, Dawn Satterswaite of Cherry Gardens, St Andrew, her realtor husband Terrence Allen and three of their relatives along with convicted transnational drug trafficker, Andrew Hamilton, has been set for October 19 at the St Andrew Parish Court.

Satterswaite and her five co-accused are charged with breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The three relatives include: Paulette Higgins, Janet Ramsay, and Ann Marie Cleary, who were all arrested on December 17, 2013 during operations carried out by the Major Organised Crime and Corruption Agency (MOCA) in different sections of the island. 

According to MOCA, the operations signified the culmination of a protracted transnational investigation into a case of money laundering and other financial crimes. It was were carried out simultaneously in upper St Andrew, East Kingston, Portmore in St Catherine and Mandeville in Manchester.

MOCA detectives arrested Hamilton, who is a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, in December 2016 after he was deported to Jamaica, having served four and a half years in a US prison.

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