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Police witnesses subpoenaed in Tommy Lee case

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:02 AM

A High Court judge has ordered that subpoenas be issued for two cops in the lottery scam case against popular entertainer Tommy Lee.

Justice Vivienne Harris ordered the subpoenas for Corporal Charlene Robinson and Constable Maxine Thomas following a request by prosecutors in the Home Circuit Court yesterday.

Tommy Lee is charged along with O’Brian Smith, Shanice James and Sabrina Williams, for possession of identity information and unlawful use of premises under the Law Reform Fraudulent Transaction Special Provisions Act.

The trial was scheduled to start yesterday, but has been postponed until July 10.

Corporal Robinson and Constable Thomas are two of the five police officers down to give evidence during the trial, but they were absent from court yesterday.

Yesterday, Justice Harris also ordered the temporary lifting of a stop order at the ports against Tommy Lee, whose real name is Leroy Russell.

The suspension of the stop order will remain in place until March 13 to allow Tommy Lee to apply for a passport.

His attorney Ernie Smith says the entertainer needs the passport to embark on a tour of Europe, but was prevented from applying for one because of the stop order.