Westmoreland attorney held in lottery scam raid granted bail

Dionne Mayler-Reid, the attorney from the western parish of Westmoreland who was taken into custody on Monday  is to face the Western Regional Gun Court in Montego Bay, to answer to a charge of illegal possession of firearm.

Mayler-Reid was among five persons held  following a raid by the Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force .

Lambert Johnson, the attorney representing Mayler-Reid, said she was charged late Tuesday following a question and answer session with  detectives.

Mayler Reid who is now out on bail is scheduled to return to Court on September 30.

According to Johnson, his client was the victim of a nasty plot.

“My instructions which are very clear and unambiguous indicate that the firearm was a plant in the office by someone who is determined to bring her down. She is someone of the highest integrity, of unquestionably character and this was done to destroy her private life and her professional career," he said.

In the meantime, police have indicated that they have in their possession, documents or 'lead lists' which outline information on persons residing overseas.

Johnson described those circumstances as very suspicious, as no one involved in lottery scamming would place identification marks on such a list.



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