Just weeks after winning praises for hammering away a wheel clamp from his vehicle, businessman Mikhail Rodrigues found himself in the spotlight once again yesterday when he was hauled a city court and charged with a $2 million fraud.
Rodrigues, 37, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read a charge to him that stated that on August 11th, 2016, at Georgetown, he had been solely entrusted by Raghubeer Paul with a truck, GJJ4976, valued at $2,200,000, in order that he may use same and return it to him, but converted it to his own use and benefit.
The accused, of 401 Coldingen, East Coast Demerara, denied the charge.
There was no objection by the prosecution to bail being granted. Subsequently, Rodrigues was granted his release on $200,000 bail and the case was adjourned until April 7th.
Rodrigues, who is the owner of Juice Express, recently gained attention when he removed the wheel clamp on his vehicle with a sledgehammer.
Rodrigues had told Stabroek News that he was frustrated with city hall, central government and parking meter contractor Smart City Solutions, which he blamed for a slowdown in his business.