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Charges laid in connection to divorce racket

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 9:57 AM

The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime  Investigation Branch (CTOC) has charged four people in relation to the divorce racket uncovered at the Supreme Court.

They were charged yesterday with forgery; uttering forged documents and conspiracy.

 

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Those charged are 40 year old Assistant Clerk at the Supreme Court, Camille White; 44 year old Construction Worker, Artnel Sampson; 35 year old Studio Engineer, Wayne Annakie; and 36 year old farmer, Shervin Levy.

White was arrested when she turned up at work yesterday morning.

It’s alleged that in 2015 she collected $20,000 as part payment to push through a divorce for one of the complainants.

She failed to carry out the transaction.

The four accused were each offered station bail in the sum of $100,000 to appear in court on October 26.

Late last month, Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, was forced to apologise to workers in the divorce unit of the Supreme Court who staged a sit-in to register their objection to claims of corruption in the office.

The Justice Minister Chuck said his comments were intended only for those who are involved in or facilitate corrupt activities.

He said he did not mean to broad brush the entire unit.