Alleged serial fraudster back in court again; released on bail

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Micah Sonaram has once again found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, this time for allegedly swindling $8.5 million from a man for the purchase of an excavator machine and a vehicle.

Sonaram, of Flying Fish Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, and was not required to plea to the three counts of fraudulent conversion.

The first count alleged that between November 19, 2020, and December 29, 2020, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Mohamed Ahmad, Sonaram fraudulently converted $3.5 million obtained from Mohamed Ahmad, to purchase a motor vehicle, knowing same to be false.

The second count alleged that between November 29, 2020, and January 2, 2021, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Ahmad, he fraudulently converted $3 million to purchase an excavator, knowing same to be false.

The third charge alleged that between December 2, 2020, and December 11, 2020, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Ahmad, he fraudulently converted $2 million to purchase an excavator, knowing same to be false.

Sonaram was represented by attorney-at-law, Latchmie Rahamat, who made an application for reasonable bail. Rahamat told the court that although her client has pending matters before the court, he will abide by any conditions to attend court if bail is granted.

The court prosecutor did not object to bail but requested that Sonaram lodge his passport with the court.

Sonaram was granted $20,000 bail on each count with the condition that he lodge his passport with the court. The matter is adjourned until March 31, 2021.

Sonaram is currently on $300,000 bail on a similar charge, which alleged that he swindled $11.4M from a man and a woman.

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