Clive De Nobrega a.k.a Robert Allan Gates
A known conman whose expertise and opinion on security related matters Stabroek News frequently sought was yesterday remanded to prison when he appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court accused of a multi-million dollar fraud.
The allegation is that between March 19 and August 18 at Georgetown, Robert Allan Gates of 30 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, with intention to defraud, obtained from Thadius Khani, Jermain Mason, Romeo Barrington Randolph, Seerani, Urian Da Silva, Yonette Moses, Chandrika Arjune, Christopher Mc Adam, Delson Thorington, Ovid Adams, Imran Mohamed Ally, Otto Mitchelle and Mark Anthony Lewis the sum of $7.6M by falsely pretending that he was in a position to acquire motor vehicles for the said virtual complainants knowing same to be false.
The 53-year-old defendant was not required to plead to thirteen counts of the indictable charge of obtaining money by false pretense when it was read to him by the acting chief magistrate. Early last week Gates was given a severe beating by unknown persons and handed over to the police. Gates' daughter is before the courts on similar charges and in 2008 he was charged after he defrauded Wajenden Bacchus $4.1 Million whilst falsely pretending he was the director of an import and export firm.