JP on false declaration charge to stand trial

September 16, 2014 3:21 PM

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Former Justice of the Peace Roy Stevenson, who is charged with making a false declaration, is to stand trial on January 15 next year.

When the case was called up in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate Court last Thursday, it was revealed that the file is now complete as a statement from the Ministry of Justice has been secured.

Attorney-at-law Lancelot Clarke Jr, told the court that the defence is ready for the trial.

Allegations are that Stevenson signed documents stating that he knew persons who were securing bail for a man. It was revealed that the accused failed to attend court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Investigations later revealed that the name of a dead person was used a surety.

Further checks revealed that the JP did not know the person for whom he was signing the documents. Following investigations he was charged. He has made numerous court appearances and maintained his innocence throughout.

Source: jamaica-star.com

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