KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prominent real estate attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado who is currently on bail, was today arrested and charged by detectives from Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) for several breaches of the Forgery Act.
She is to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court tomorrow for mentioning in relation to the offences.
According to a release from the MOCA, several complaints were made to the agency “during April 2017 and January 2018.”
Messado, purported to be acting on the behalf of land owners in several upscale communities across Kingston, collected over $58 million for the sale of these properties.
In this latest instance, MOCA said Messado produced documents including an incomplete and false Agreement of Sale and persuaded a prospective buyer to deposit money.
The complainant subsequently made checks about the property and was allegedly told by a representative of the property owner that Messado was not retained by them neither was the property being considered for sale.
Messado was then interviewed in the presence of her attorney and later charged for breaching the Forgery Act, MOCA reported.