Claudius “Konkom” Letang has been arrested and charged for theft and burglary of a Certificate of Title in July 2012.
He appeared before a Roseau magistrate on Monday, May 13 and was granted bail in the sum of $15,000.
He is expected to reappear in court on September 16, 2013.
Letang was in court on friday to stand surety for Earlstan Paul of Morne Prosper, who was arrested and charged for fraud.
Paul was offered bail in the sum of $20,000 and part of the security offered by Letang, as his surety, was the certificate of title.
The prosecution objected to this claiming that the title was the subject of “police investigations.”
Letang’s attorney, Joshua Francis, responded claiming that the prosecution was “out of place” since Letang, he contended, “has a right to his title until a court says otherwise.”
Letang was then allowed to stand surety for Paul but was arrested by police after he left the court house in connection with the disputed certificate of title.
Letang gained notoriety when political leader of the United Workers Party, Edison James, sued him for libel after it was reported that Letang, on a show then hosted by Leonard “Pappy” Baptiste on Kairi FM on July 22, 2008, made statements which James said were defamatory to him and which were motivated by “malice.”
Letang reportedly accused James of building a $4-million hotel in Barbados and went on to inquire as to where James had gotten the money.
The matter eventually ended before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal which sent it back to the High Court.
The High Court ordered Letang to pay James $45,000 in damages in December 2011 but he was defiant saying he would rather take jail time “than to give Edison James a penny from my hard working earnings”.
He eventually backtracked on his statement.