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Lucea mayor summoned on corruption allegations, Haughton to be served too

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 2:18 PMGleaner Writer

Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Wynter McIntosh, has reportedly been served four summonses to appear in court for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

It is understood that McIntosh is to appear in court on May 18 on four counts of failing to file statutory declarations for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Government sources say two summonses have been prepared for former Lucea Mayor Shernette Haughton for similar offences.

However, one source revealed that efforts to locate Haughton today have so far been unsuccessful.

This means added trouble for Haughton who is facing the possibility of being kicked out of the People's National Party following a report from the Contractor General uncovering serious corruption in the awarding of millions of dollars in contracts by the former mayor to her relatives.

However, the director of Public Prosecutions has ruled that Haughton cannot be criminally charged because the individual value of the contracts did not meet the $500,000 threshold to invoke such proceedings.