Businessman Peter Sangster on fraud charges in relation to forging of Portia's signature
Businessman Peter Sangster is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this week on fraud charges in relation to the forging of the signature of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.
Sangster, the Managing Director of Jamus Communications Limited was on Friday charged with obtaining money by false pretence, uttering forged documents and forgery.
He was charged by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).
It is alleged that between January 2011 and August 2013, Sangster solicited and obtained over US$600,000 from the chairman of the company, promising to provide a waiver for funds owed by the company to the Universal Service Fund (USF).
It is further reported that in August 2013, Sangster presented the promised waiver allegedly signed by the then Prime Minister.
When the document was tendered by the company to the USF for it to be enacted, it was discovered that the signature was forged.
A report was made to MOCA by the company and an investigation launched.
On Tuesday Sangster was arrested after a question-and-answer session.
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