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Admiral Bailey pleads guilty to fraud, fined $160,000 or six months in prison

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 5:45 PMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer
Bailey... apologised to the court and Jamaica for his actions.

Entertainer Admiral Bailey was today fined $160,000 he pleaded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on fraud charges.

The entertainer and former coach, whose real name is Glendon Orville Bailey was charged with uttering forged document, obtaining a passport by false means, attempting to obtain a passport by false means, possession of forged documents and conspiracy to defraud.

In February, Bailey went to the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency where he attempted to renew a passport in the name Michael George Sullivan.

During the renewal process, his true identity was revealed and he was subsequently arrested and charged.

His attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, told Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey that his client had been using the passport for approximately 30 years.

Bailey was ordered to pay $160,000 or serve six months in prison.

After the fine was imposed, Bailey apologised to the court and Jamaica for his actions.