Latest charge against contractor brings tally to 46

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Another charge has been added to the dozens facing James Robert Dwyer, a contractor accused of defrauding many of his customers.

Contractor James Robert Dwyer is escorted at provincial court by sheriffs officers in this Telegram file photo.

Judge Mike Madden read aloud the new charge for fraud under $5,000 in St. John’s provincial court Thursday morning. Dwyer is in custody and appeared by video link from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.

He is now facing 46 charges, including 20 for fraud under $5,000. The remainder mostly relate to breaching court undertakings.

Defence lawyer Michelle Elliott told the court she has been recently assigned to the case and needs time to review the evidence. She said she hopes there can be a quick resolution to the case.

“You want a quick turnaround,” Madden replied, with tongue seemingly in cheek as he held up the many files related to Dwyer, 53.

The new charge comes from Holyrood RCMP, relating to a matter from September 2013 in Avondale.

Dwyer’s case will return to court Sept. 12 for a status update.



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  • Paula
    August 28, 2014 - 20:44

    My brother is dealing with the same type of issue. Gave a deposit of $1600 for work to be done , of course when the person he hired doesn't show up and my brother finally gets a hold of him, my brother is told he has filed bankruptcy! Brother went to police and was advised that the guy has done this in the past! Why isn't he being charged????? Such injustice and dishonesty! Very sad!