Lawyer Vonda Pile Found GUILTY as Charged!

Vonda Pile was found guilty earlier today of thieving close to $200,000 dollars from a client Anstey King. The blogmaster salutes Mr. King for finding the time to pursue this matter which was kicked about in our dysfunctional justice system for several years. If the judge suffers no damascene moment- like in the  James O’Rourke matter- Pile will be handed a hefty sentence for breaking the law stripped of her role as an officer of the court. She was remanded until July 16.

Vonda Pile is featured in Barbados Underground’s Lawyer in the News.

One regret of this blogmaster is that John Griffiths did not have the wherewithal to also criminally prosecute former Speaker of the House MICHAEL CARRINGTON.

Another matter irking the blogmaster is to observe former minister of Michael Lashley in our Courts on a daily basis representing minibus men by exploiting laws he helped to enanct as a policymaker. There is something very wrong here.

Time longer than twine!

 

133 comments

  • One of the principal Detectives investigated this case is easily one of the most corrupt in the Barbados Police Force.

    Sergeant Heather Pinder a major thief and criminal herself should be in Dodds Prison with Vonda Pile.

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  • The twilight zone.

    Barbados’ judicial system forgot Winston Adolphus Agard in prison for almost a decade

    But after languishing on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds, without trial, he was allowed to go home today after pleading guilty to the charge first brought against him in March 2009.

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  • These matters continues to HIGHLIGHT…the uselessness of the bar association and disciplinary committee …why these two nuisance entities even exist is beyond me, they serve NO PURPOSE TO THE PUBLIC….and should be disbanded, shut down permanently…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/06/05/piles-plight/

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  • For years we have highlighted the breakdown in the corrupt Barbados judiciary, over and over we spoke about it, the idiot naysayers attacked us, now the same lawyers are lamenting the total breakdown in function at the supreme court…too little…too damn late.

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  • No one is sitting back and allow a corrupt government and corrupt criminal minorities to rob them and recycle their million dollar properties for more thieves to gather…we don’t think so….

    .oh really, that was plan..well watch this..

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  • To all on BU that make and /want/have people feel sorry for well-educated crooks on any level, need to take a good look at self. There is NEVER a Time that anyone who studies law or a lawyer need ever be charged and found guilty by less so-called less Educated in law to find them Guilty, Lawyers part of the crook BAR are deemed to Know the law! Never make excuses for lawyer crooks to rob you again,’ If Judge by Her Peers they may have let her go in Barbados, They need to be judged by the Victim-Public as was done, If everyone being robbed and no one is going to jail is not balance, If all the people are so bad alive and found to be good when dead, The World is in shit thinking, What they are is what they were when alive and maybe GOOD riddance while dead, which them make them good, 99% No good lawyers in Barbados crooks all the way up in the courts,

    Some of you make yourself look bad on BU and Public hiding your mouth on criminals, I don’t have to call names the name are there just read the comments, BFP Will lock them all up, In America state court 90 for your case, Federal 60 days. Barbados when they feel like it, Bull allows other be-be robbed until conviction, Rule of Law!

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  • How can an innocent man be ‘lost’ in the prison system for ten years? This is an indication of a system in chaos – the prison service, for holding remand prisoners when they have no authority to; the courts, for not checking on people they have remanded; and the prosecution, for not bringing accused persons to court on a reasonable time; and defence counsel for not reminding the courts their client was in custody The system stinks.
    Barbados is a failed state.

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  • NEVER a Time that anyone who studies law or a lawyer need ever be charged and found guilty by less so-called less Educated in law to find them Guilty, Lawyers part of the crook BAR are deemed to Know the law! Never make excuses for lawyer crooks to rob you again,’ If Judge by Her Peers they may have let her go in Barbados,
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    EXCELLENT POINTS

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  • @ Hal Austin
    How can an innocent man be ‘lost’ in the prison system for ten years? This is an indication of a system in chaos – the prison service
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    THE MAN WAS NOT INNOCENT HE PLEAD GUILTY TO THEFT ON APPEARING IN COURT THIS WEEK.

    HOWEVER YOU ARE RIGHT THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN AS HE WAS ON REMAND FOR 10 YEARS. WAY MORE TIME THAN THE LENGTH OF A SENTENCE FOR SAME CRIME.

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  • @ Barbados 2019

    Innocent until proven guilty. While on remand he was innocent. When he appeared I court this week he pleaded guilty. For ten years on remand he was innocent. The system stinks.

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  • How can an innocent man be ‘lost’ in the prison system for ten years? This is an indication of a system in chaos – the prison service, for holding remand prisoners when they have no authority to; the courts, for not checking on people they have remanded; and the prosecution, for not bringing accused persons to court on a reasonable time; and defence counsel for not reminding the courts their client was in custody The system stinks.

    These are the sorts of things that should have Bajans livid. But as usual they remain silent while the grease is applied.

    Maybe John, Moneybrain, Lawson. et al. are right and we deserve slavery??

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  • @ Dullard June 6, 2019 5:02 PM

    D’accord!

    Black Bajans, especially the so-called middle class and bureaucrats are still very much in “slavery”.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    The 7 Jurors who voted for guilty conviction are Barbados unsong heroes who did the right thing and should be applauded.

    The 2 Jurors who voted against I wonder if they were Lawyers or 2 blind mice.

    It was highlighted in the Press about a dozen Lawyers cried, a bunch of criminals themselves who only care about members of their Fraternity.

    You never see these same DISHONEST Lawyers crying when their Clients lose a case and who paid them in the most cases for poor representation.

    Barbados where the Cartel gather wearing Robes and Titles.

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  • Piece the Legend

    While it might seem cliche, the fact is that, pressure does burst PIPES.

    Do ole man would look for that man who was on remand for 10 years and ask him to name names.

    Cause the judge wo put him on remand want LOCKING up for 10 years .

    So you ent even ask a question bout de man you lock up?

    He need to sue the Government of Barbados

    @ Gabriel the Archangel

    You said and I quote

    “…A passing reference was made to Attorney at law Philip Nicholls.In his book More Binding than Marriage Nicholls was arrested and locked up on orders of one DPP Leacock who also charged him with stealing money and with money laundering and is alleged to have made use of his connections at the US Embassy ( recall he was representing the US in a local court matter involving a case of extradition)to have Nicholls’s visa cancelled…”

    Where is this fellow the lawyer Nicholls now?

    That is another matter dat should be made into a Biopic for public consumption.

    He does not need a book, HE WANTS ONE OF DE OLE MAN STOOPID CARTOONS and that will be more effective than his book.

    But yah see, wunna lawyers too bright for these actions to totally destroy your enemies…

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  • Bot related, but here is a good place for this
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/06/07/free-to-go-5/

    Excerpt
    “Jones was residing in Canada when he was convicted of drug-related offences on November 11, 1993 and August 31, 1994. He was sentenced to six years, four months and seven days imprisonment.

    However, after serving 1,430 days in prison Jones was released on full parole. As part of his conditions he was required to periodically report to his probation officer.”

    Look at the dates (1994, 1997 and 1994+6). This is 2019
    The man is 64.
    Canada/ the US are always deporting people(some after they served a jail sentence). This is what happened here.
    Twenty years later they want to jail a 64 year-old man for 3+ years. Then they will send him back to Barbados.
    Nonsense. I doubt the Canadian were serious.

    Canadians displaying contempt and disrespect for this national. To allow this would be a poor reflection of what it means to be a Barbadian and to our sovereignty.

    Great job, Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch…..

    Wondering if any island in the Caribbean ever attempted to extradite a US/Canadian citizen from US/Canada to the Caribbean. If so, were they successful?

    Great job, Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch…..

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  • Why corruption will always prevail.
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/06/06/cold-meals/

    Read the story and for 10 marks tell me the name of the company involved. The name/names of the culprits companies are never mentioned.

    What makes a journalist write a story like this and not mention the company name?
    Fear?
    This is worse that rumor mongering, for there you may get a name…

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Theophillus Gazerts Commander of the Northern Battalion and Naval Guard.

    You said and I quote

    “…Wondering if any island in the Caribbean ever attempted to extradite a US/Canadian citizen from US/Canada to the Caribbean.

    If so, were they successful?…”

    Dem is trying….heheheheh

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  • “However, the auditor general found that only ONE mortgage certificate was presented for audit inspection and no evidence was provided to verify that the other tenants at the Grotto had submitted mortgage certificates at the time of applying to rent/purchase the units.”

    How do I take that one person …
    proof that there is one honest man in Barbados?
    Proof of one fool in Barbados?
    Proof that there is one man who don’t know anyone who can pull strings?

    I suspect that there is now one angry tenant in the Grotto… “They got me playing by the rules and everybody else is getting a pass”

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  • So given Barbadostodays’ article…i take it CGI Insurance will no longer CLOG UP and BACKLOG the supreme court with personal injury cases that should be SETTLED and REMOVED from the court system…….we hope no one gets the opportunity to EXPOSE CGI INSURANCE…for REFUSING TO PAY SETTLEMENTS to the injured…….we can only hope..

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  • This man who has served longer than the maximum sentence is due damages from the State. Will the State do the right thing or will his case, if he chooses to bring one, be lost in the system. He should not have stolen, that is true, but the State also has a responsibility to follow its own rules.

    Think also, this could also happen to a person who never committed a crime. In a small country such as Barbados how could somebody be lost in the system? This is appalling!

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  • @ Donna June 7, 2019 8:13 AM
    “Think also, this could also happen to a person who never committed a crime. In a small country such as Barbados how could somebody be lost in the system? This is appalling!”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    More than just “appalling”! Only lends credence to Hal Austin’s mantra about Barbados being a “Failed State”.

    What kind of Prison management has been in place to allow such an abuse of human rights to occur for such a long period of time?

    Who will guard the guards?

    One is left to wonder as to what would have occurred if the man had pleaded ‘Not Guilty’?
    Would he have been returned to the same prison on further remand to languish for another 3 years pending his trial before a jury of his ‘peers’?

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  • WURA,

    CGI may be clogging up the courts but the other insurance companies are not much better. They slow walk the negotiations to put the injured under such financial duress that they are forced to take any scraps they offer just so they can keep a roof over their heads, send their children to school and even eat a decent meal. They attempt to deduct from the value of the settlement the National Insurance benefit received. This benefit was paid for with the contributions of the injured party and the insurance companies wish to be the beneficiaries under the guise of the “no double compensation” principle. This is not supported by the law. If anyone is to benefit from the contributions of the injured party fairness suggests that it should be the one who actually paid the contributions.

    For all those who do not know it there is something called an interim payment that can be applied for once legal proceedings have been initiated to level the playing field somewhat and relieve the financial duress that would cause an injured party to capitulate to unscrupulous insurance companies.

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  • Miller,

    Since I have more time on my hands to consider this country I have been forced to revise my opinion of it. Indeed for many years I was living in a fool’s paradise. But no more. Don’t be too hard on the average Barbadian. They have long known what I am now finding out and are of the opinion that nothing they can do will change it. They are wrong because there is power in numbers but they believe that the best option is to concentrate on their immediate needs and survival and fight battles only when they personally are affected. That, unfortunately, is precisely the reason why things never change.

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  • @ Donna June 7, 2019 8:44 AM

    Donna, we are NOT talking about the “average Barbadian”.

    We are talking about those who were educated at the expense of the same ‘ordinary’ people to the highest level.

    What have these parasites been giving back to the society?

    Just look the Auditor General’s reports!

    Look at the judicial system manned by educated people to the highest university level!

    Look at the state of the environment and the public transport system!

    There nothing about the educated class in Barbados called ‘Noblesse Oblige’.

    Where is the return on the so-called investment in the Bajan human capital?
    Billions of taxpayers’ monies (including millions borrowed from overseas) just gone done the waste pipe to the unfathomable well of arrogance and incompetence.

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  • Miller,

    I understand. Parasites almost all of them. Don’t see them changing unless forced to by the ordinary men and women who don’t seem to be energized to do anything more than talk and are hiding in their holes fearful of the consequences.

    There is power in numbers.

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  • “For all those who do not know it there is something called an interim payment that can be applied for once legal proceedings have been initiated to level the playing field somewhat and relieve the financial duress that would cause an injured party to capitulate to unscrupulous insurance companies.”

    crooked insurance companies like CGI pay hefty sums to plaintiff’s attorneys to bypass that process.

    criminal to the core. that is when you know your attorney is a sell out.

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  • Wura,

    The granting of the interim payment is dependent on the strength of the case or the admission of liability. I have no doubt that some attorneys keep their clients uninformed. That is why i am spreading the word.

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  • Yeah Donna…

    forever useless bajan lawyers, cry for the thief and not a tear for the client who lost his money to this Vonda tief.

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  • Donna girl…we gotta go full blast, clients are still at risk of being robbed by tiefing bajan lawyers…they can’t stop overnight, they have been lifelong thieves.

    Black women, girls and children are at risk of being raped and sexually assaulted by white tourists who should be in prison, but then released by the nasty Mia government when they interfere in the court case against white rapists and sexual predators…..women are at risk, this government is extremely dangerous and cares nothing about black people, especially vulnerable women and children.

    so we know what we gotta do..

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  • ” Offering sympathy to Pile, Weekes said her heart goes out to her colleague in the legal fraternity, and suggested the criminal justice system may be making an example of the attorney-at-law, amid concerns of mishandling of funds entrusted to lawyers.”

    “I am sorry that Ms Pile had to be the method of example”

    ““This is a ten year-old case and there is another that is coming up which is also ten years, and people would tend to say that we are just running down the clock until people forget and then we put it aside,” Weekes said.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/06/08/lawyers-not-above-the-law-says-bar-leader/

    ” she was found guilty on a majority verdict of stealing $191,416. 39 (US$96,008.22) from her client, Anstey King.”

    How about sympathy for Mr. Anstey King ?

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  • No! I think what is happening is that you realize that we the people are NO LONGER PREPARED to accept that you are above the law. We put the heat on you in a sustained manner and you felt it prudent to respond.. Or as Piece would say – pressure does burst pipe. We on BU have a pressure cooker ready for wuhnuh asses.

    The heat and the pressure are on. One example will not suffice because one swallow does not a summer make.

    A word to the wise.

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Donna,

    Slowly but surely…as the wheels of time gring onwards, The “Voice of the People” is starting to be heard.

    And as you said eloquently Donna

    “…No! I think what is happening is that you realize that we the people are NO LONGER PREPARED to accept that you are above the law…”

    And, while you and others here on Barbados Underground are not able to see the statistics, the Honourable Blogmaster and his team, are noticing the rapidly increasing readership.

    AND THE FACT THAT ALL THE POLITICIANS ARE COMING TO BARBADOS UNDERGROUND TO READ THE TOPICS.

    Notice now Donna how Piece no longer has to use the older type of engagement style of rabid contention AND THAT THE LANGUAGE OF BASE CUSSING AND ABUSE has been “cleaned up substantially”?

    But also notice Donna how many other “voices” have been added to the spectrum of people who speak out AND SPEAK OUT LOUDLY AGAINST ANY AND ALL INJUSTICE!

    You then wisely continued to say

    “…We put the heat on you in a sustained manner and you felt it prudent to respond…”

    That is an introspective observation AS MUCH AS IT IS ONE LEVELLED AT THE ADMINISTRATION OF BARBADOS

    For a while we commentators we stuck in the DBLP BLAME GAME MODE.

    So the plants Hee Hee & Hee Haw were able to come and run us ragged with their strategy of causing INTERNAL DISSENT AMONG THE VIRTUAL NATIONAL DISSENTERS

    And for a while it was working and the infighting was breaking the ranks.

    And the results were like what is happening with the Crucible article right now.

    Causing a bigger issue of Above the Law International Business Companies to implode because of personality issues.

    Few people are trained in the type of warfare sooooo… when it comes, there matures whell up AND THEY IMPLODE.

    And then it becomes like what Dr. GP said CAUSE IT IS DR GP’s statement no mine…

    PRESSURE DOES BURST PIPES!!!

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