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More Supreme Court workers to be charged in divorce racket

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 11:35 AM

Law enforcement sources say more persons employed to the Supreme Court are to be charged in connection to a divorce racket.

Yesterday, the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch charged four people in relation to the racket uncovered at the Court.

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.

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

The police say they have received additional documents from the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice.

Sources say more arrests are to be made soon.

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.