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Jamaica: Court orders forfeiture of J$17 million found in businessman’s home

The Financial Investigations Division of the Ministry of Finance is reporting that it has successfully forfeited more than $17 million from a St Andrew businessman in relation to a nine-year-old court case.

In addition to the forfeiture, the businessman, Winston Graham is responsible to pay a part of the legal expenses incurred by the FID.

The order was handed down via teleconference in the Sutton Street Parish Court on Friday, April 9 by Judge Stephanie Orr, marking the end of a lengthy judicial process which began in 2012.

According to the FID in a news release, Graham’s run-in with the law began on June 7, 2012. On that date, Detective Corporal Carol Harriott of the JCF’s Narcotics Division, having received certain information, obtained a search warrant under the Dangerous Drugs Act to search a property on Deanery Drive in Kingston belonging to Franklyn Thompson.

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