Is Barbados cleaning up the legal profession… finally?
We’ve had so many lawyers arrested in the last year and a bit that outsiders might begin to suspect that mass criminal hysteria has recently hit our legal profession. That observation would be wrong because the activity did not start recently – it’s been happening for a long time, but in the past it was always concealed.
The truth is that these kinds of arrests simply never happened until recently because the lawyers and judges looked after their own. Out and out thieves like (Insert names here, we don’t have time!) misappropriated clients’ trust funds and, if caught, at the most had to pay some money back without even a suspension let alone jail.
Arrests all for show? Deals still made?
Nevermind all the recent arrests though – I can’t think of any crooked lawyer who went to jail. Can you?
I guess it’s better than no charges at all, but I think this is the stage in our society where our glorious leaders have decided to make a show of arresting crooked lawyers – but then deals are made and the stories fade away.
Oh well, I suppose that is better than the way it used to be with no charges at all. Maybe someday we’ll read about a lawyer going away to Dodds for 2 years, but I’ve got a feeling that it won’t be Leroy Lynch. (photo above)
Hey! Is Leroy Lynch related to anyone else we know? Maybe this is a genetic problem! 🙂
Of course, I’m just throwing our readers a bit ‘o humour, cause everybody know that Mr. Leroy Lynch is innocent until proven GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!!!
Nation News: On Theft Charges
Leroy Lynch, a 61-year-old attorney-at-law, will appear in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today on theft charges involving over $2.2 million.
Lynch, of Martindales Road, St Michael, is accused of a series of theft and money laundering offences.
Here, Lynch (centre) is seen alighting from a police vehicle accompanied by two detectives in Central Police Station last night.