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Lucea mayor to appear in court for breaching anti-corruption law

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 8:40 AM

The Mayor of Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Parish Council, Councillor Wynter McIntosh, is to appear in court today for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

He was served four summonses last month to appear in court

It is understood that McIntosh has failed to file statutory declarations for the years 2010-2013.

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

It is not clear whether she will appear in court today. 

This is added trouble for Haughton who is facing the possibility of being kicked out of the People's National Party following a damning report from the Contractor General in March.

That report uncovered nepotism in the awarding of millions of dollars in contracts by the former mayor to her relatives.

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