WATCH: Fraud & Murder in the Bahamas: The Hywel Jones Affair
In 2009, offshore businessman Hywel Jones was shot and killed outside his office in the Bahamas. At the time, he was involved in a dispute with his former business partner, Lester Turnquest, whom Jones had accused in a civil lawsuit of defrauding $20 million from a Canadian client. In the months preceding his death, Jones had been viciously assaulted by intruders at his home, with the evidence indicating that a Bahamas policeman was involved. Three years later, no-one has been convicted in connection with the murder and although Turnquest was arrested - and released - in late 2009 in connection with the alleged $20 million fraud, he has not been charged with any crime.
In this session, Hywel's brother, Illtyd Jones, who works as a film location manager in Hollywood, California, will discuss the murder, the police investigation, and, generally, share his views and experiences of dealing with the Bahamian authorities.
This session will also look at wider evidence of corruption and injustice in the Bahamas and discuss how it impacts on foreign nationals who conduct business in the jurisdiction.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The person who begins asking questions at the 50:16 mark is attorney Colin Callender, Managing Partner of Callenders & Co. law firm in the Bahamas. Although he did not disclose it when asking questions, Mr. Callender's law firm represents Lester Turnquest and, in fact, Lester Turnquest's brother, Stephen Turnquest, is a partner of Callenders & Co.
Brother of British businessman Hywel Jones, who was murdered in the Bahamas.
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