Ramlogan and Ramdeen facing possible disciplinary action as Emergency Law Association Meeting looms

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Ramlogan and Ramdeen facing possible disciplinary action as Emergency Law Association Meeting looms

Former attorney General Anand Ramlogan and former UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen can still possibly face disciplinary action despite the case against them being dropped by the DPP.

This as the Law Association meets today in an emergency council meeting at 4 p.m. to discuss the Vincent Nelson fiasco.

Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard dropped criminal charges against Ramlogan and Ramdeen arising from an alleged kickback scheme after Nelson refused to give testimony until his civil case against the Attorney General was heard.

Law Association president Sophia Chote was vague regarding the topics to be discussed telling Guardian media that the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of the charges and all issues which members of the council may determine to be relevant will be addressed.

News Power Now however noted that, according to Section 44, Part A of the Code of Ethics of the Legal Profession Act, attorneys are duty-bound to report improper or unprofessional conduct by a colleague to the Disciplinary Committee, except where the information is received as part of attorney-client privilege.

The Legal Profession Act also allows for the Disciplinary Committee to take action when an Attorney- commits any offence which it believes is likely to bring the profession into disrepute even if the attorney was not convicted (or had his/her conviction quashed) due to technical reasons.

News Power Now spoke with attorney at law Lyn Lopez who explained however that any thoughts regarding the possible outcome of today’s meeting and the results it may bear are simply speculation.

She did however confirm that one possible outcome is the parties involved being referred to a disciplinary council.

Today’s meeting  comes after several issues were brought to the limelight including the role of former attorney general Faris Al-Rawi in the controversial indemnity agreement given to State witness Vincent Nelson, which was not being immediately disclosed to the DPP and to the judge who sentenced Nelson.

Ms Lopez said this is also another possible discussion which may be had at today’s meeting