Attorney'S $100k Fidelity Bank Theft 'A Sad Case'
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Appeal Court’s president has branded the two-year prison sentence for a veteran attorney, who stole $100,000 from Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) in a mortgage transaction, as “indeed a sad case”.
Dame Anita Allen said Alpin Russell Jnr had to be “appropriately punished” by the reimposition of a custodial sentence, notwithstanding the “outstanding public service” he and his family had given to the Bahamas.
Mr Russell, who is now in his late 60s, and worked from the Shirley Street law firm that bears his name, had appealed against the Supreme Court jury verdict that found him guilty of stealing by reason of service.
The Court of Appeal judgment upholding that verdict, and released last week, details how Mr Russell gave a variety of explanations for what happened to the missing $100,000 - ranging from his law firm being robbed to using the funds as security for a prior debt owed to him by one of the participants in the mortgage transaction.
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