Charged in 2015 with stealing over $17 million worth of fabric and flooring material, a former manager of the Avinash Complex yesterday found himself before a city court once again, this time charged with threatening his former employer.
Magistrate Leron Daly yesterday read the charge to Heeralall David, 44, whose address was given as Blairmont, West Bank Berbice.
The charge against David stated that between October 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018, at Georgetown, he used threatening language to Annie Ramsoo.
Police prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to David being granted bail while asserting that David does not reside in Guyana but rather in the United States of America.
According to Singh, David is a former employee of the complainant. He noted that in 2015, David was charged with fraud but the charges were dismissed. However, as a result of those charges, the prosecutor added that the US visas of David’s wife and children were revoked.
Singh said David subsequently sent threatening messages to the complainant via voice notes and on Facebook and later gave a statement to the police admitting to his actions.
Attorney Bernard Da Silva, who represented David, told the court that the previous charges against his client were not dismissed but were withdrawn.
Da Silva also told the court that David was removed from a flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport without a court order and placed in custody for almost three days without charge. His client’s passport, green card, social security card and other documents, the attorney noted, were also taken and placed in the custody of the police.
As a result, Da Silva requested that his client be granted his release on reasonable bail.
His request was granted by the Magistrate, who set bail at $20,000. The court ordered that the accused report every Monday at 9 to the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters and placed him on a bond to be on good behaviour until the completion of the trial.
The matter was then adjourned until January 18th.
In 2015, David was accused of stealing $17,419,600 worth in items from businessman Malcolm Panday, including 320 rolls of checked polyester, 110 rolls of rubber tiles, 110 rolls of brocade, 170 rolls of sheeting and 160 rolls of vinolay.