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Mavado cleared of gun charges

Mavado with his attorney-at-law Tom Tavares Finson (doing that Jamaican thumb greeting thing).
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Mavado aka David Brooks was cleared of gun charges, according to a statement issued by Alliance management, who represent the controversial deejay.

Jamaica’s Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn QC this morning signed the letter stating criminal proceedings had been discontinued.

“We said from day one that we have all faith in the Jamaican justice system that Mavado will be vindicated in this matter,” said his manager Julian Jones-Griffith.

“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 but with 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 later decided there was insufficient evidence to continue the trial.

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