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Screen_Shot_2017-02-28_at_6.51.49_PMOn January 10th Dorian Pakeman, the Director of the Government Press office, appeared in court on a single charge of: Causing death by careless conduct following a traffic accident back in March of 2016 where Biscayne Mechanic, Dean Dawson lost his life. As it had previously been reported, citing the nature of the charge levied on him, Pakeman was granted bail by Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer who ordered that he cannot leave the country without first notifying the court that he must travel, but was not asked to surrender his passport.


A report on the Amandala newspaper on February 13th however, indicated that Pakeman had violated the court’s bail conditions, after a picture was posted by a friend of Pakeman on social media which shows him at a basketball game in the US the week of the 12th of February.


According to that report the trip was made without the Court’s permission. Today his attorney, Brian Neal was asked for comment on the matter.

 

Brian Neal - Attorney 

 

"Mr. Pakeman as a condition of his bail, the Seniro Magistrate ordered that he had ought to ask for permission if he needed to leave the country, he needed to leave the country and he in fact informed me and I had sent a letter to the magistrate's court to the clerk of courts in fact requesting the permission but he had left before we got an opportunity to get a hearing before the magistrate and subsequently we did not get an opportuniyt to see the magistrate in respect of that particular issue."

 

Reporter

 

"So Technically would it be a condition or in violation of condition of his bail?"

 

Brian Neal - Attorney

 

"Well, I would hope not, we took steps to inform the court it wasn't a situation where was forbidden or he had to sek permission it was simply to inform the court as i understood the order to inform the court when he wanted to, otherwise the court would have taken his passport."

 

Reporter

 

"Can you say if the problem was of urgent necesity formedical or other reasons, can you go into that?"

 

Brian Neal - Attorney

 

"I never went on the trip so i don't know."

 

Reporter

 

"I guess you will address that matter when you come on the 10th?"

 

Brian Neal - Attorney

 

I beleive so the magistrate with no coubt will raise it and we will deal with it in court on the 10th of March." 


Neal says he expects that Magistrate Sharon Fraser will raise this matter when Pakeman returns to court on March 10th. It is of note that the penalty for violating bail can include revocation or more stringent measures to ensure compliance.

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