The Court Report – Friday, January 30th. 2021

Former National Sports Council Accounts Clerk Ivan Izair Ayuso is offered $300,000 Supreme Court bail but could not meet it and is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison! – “FIU Prosecutor, Janelle Thomas Shorter had no objection to bail- But Ayuso could not meet bail”

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 29, 2021

Tonight, former Accountant Clerk for the National Sports Council, 42-year-old Ivan Izair Ayuso, a resident and self-employ of Belize City is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was unable to meet a whopping $300,000 bail offered to him by Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford at his late evening arraignment for the offense of money laundering.

Ayuso was read a single charge of money laundering when he appeared at around 1:20pm. this afternoon in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court .

Allegations are that Ayuso between the period of April 21, 2012 and August 2016 dealt with a series of transactions properties in the sum of $1,090,277.13 believe to be the proceed of a crime of theft hence why he was read the charge of money laundering.

No plea was taken since according to FIU Prosecutor spear heading the prosecution of the matter, Janelle Thomas Shorter indicated that the matter will be dealt with on indictment hence why Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford did not take a plea from Ayuso.

In court, Ayuso was represented by attorney, Ronell Gonzalez.

Since there was no objection by FIU prosecutor, Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford offered bail to Ayuso with stringent conditions in the sum of $300,000.00 but due to the huge amount, Ayuso was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 18, 2021.

The conditions to his bail are that he must report to the Belama Police Substation, Precinct 4 every Friday of the week, he must surrender all his travelling documents to the Clerk of Court, Belize City, he cannot leave the jurisdiction without first applying to the court for permission.

He was also ordered to stay away from the prosecution’s witnesses in the case against him and he cannot be arrested and charge with any offense whilst out on bail.