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Alleged FNM fraudster gets trial date

A magistrate has set a trial date for a former FNM Cabinet Minister and her son accused of defrauding the Ministry of Tourism of $1.2 million.

Elma Campbell and her son Che Chase are accused of cashing a forged cheque from the Ministry before going on a spending spree in 2019.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes has set trial dates of September 6 through 10.

Prosecutors say they used the money to pay bills and buy a BMW X-5, which was seized by police during investigations.

Campbell is trying to get the luxury SUV back after alleging the court order that permitted cops to impound the luxury ride has expired.

Campbell’s attorney son is accused of using some of the stolen cash to pay his lawyers Tai Pinder and Roberto Reckley.

The firm is representing Chase in a case where he allegedly ripped off Bahamas Power and Light of over $2 million in a phony cheque scam.

Businessman Damalus Curry will go on trial with Campbell and Chase for allegedly helping them launder $500,000 of the tourism money.

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