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UPDATE: Jephthah Ford to be sentenced on corruption charges October 27

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:12 PMLivern Barrett
Ford ... convicted last week on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Well-known medical doctor, Jephthah Ford, is scheduled to be sentenced on October 27 following his conviction on corruption charges.

The sentencing date was set in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court this morning.

Ford's attorney Patrick Bailey requested a social enquiry report.

Ford was convicted last week on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The court heard that he offered a police sergeant millions of dollars to release two Surinamese men and the just over US$500,000 with which they were held during a police operation near Half-Way Tree in St Andrew in 2015.

The conversation between Ford and the cop was recorded on tape.