Dangerous Liaisons in Dark Knight

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Updated: January 15, 2016

Fifty-eight year old American businessman Bradley Paumen, who has an investments of about eight million dollars in Belize, among them being Dark Knight,  was released today on a bail of fifty thousand dollars after he was remanded into custody on charges of abetment to commit murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The Prosecution, represented by the Director of Public Prosecution, Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, had objected to bail on the grounds that Paumen was a flight risk and that he might interfere with witnesses. But Paumen’s attorney, Ellis Arnold, was able to convince Justice Antonette Moore that Paumen was not going to flee the jurisdiction because he is a Belizean and has tremendous investments in Belize. Arnold asked that the court put sufficient conditions to Paumen’s bail. Justice Moore, in granting bail, ordered that Paumen surrender all his travel documents to the court, that the US Embassy be notified that his US passport is in the custody of the court, that he attends the magistrate court on every adjourned date until the matter is concluded, that he reports to the police station every Wednesday and Friday until the case is over, that he is not to interfere with witnesses, that  he is not to be in the presence of witnesses and that he is not to leave the jurisdiction while the matter is pending. Paumen is accused of putting out a “hit” on his business partner Michael Modiri.