Mavado - Exonerated

MavadoJamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn QC, this morning signed a letter stating that the Crown is not continuing criminal proceedings against David Brooks AKA Mavado. The letter was presented to the Gun Court and the matter against him dismissed. Mavado has been de-processed and his fingerprint destroyed. Freed of all charges, Mavado is looking forward to continuing his positive rise in Jamaica and on the world stage.

“We said from day one that we have all faith in the Jamaican justice system that Mavado will be vindicated in this matter,” manager Julian Jones-Griffith said. “Give thanks to God for bringing a brighter day, and to the legal team of Tom Taveres-Finson and Antoinette Haughton. When Mavado’s US visa was cancelled it was on the grounds that he had an ongoing case before the courts. As this matter is now cleared up we will be approaching the US Embassy at the earliest opportunity to reapply for his work permit, once we have gathered all the necessary documentation from the courts etc.”

The charges arose out of an incident that took place in July of 2007. Statements were taken at that time and despite no new evidence emerging, Mavado was not arrested until March of 2008. He was charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm and Shooting with Intent but the Crown went on to decide that there was a lack of evidence against Mavado so they could not proceed with the trial and it collapsed in court.

Mavado is thankful this chapter is now closed and he can continue what he does best, making hits and connecting Jamaica.

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