Ruel Reid, co-accused now in court
Arrested former education minister Ruel Reid and his four co-accused are now in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for their first appearance since being charged yesterday.
Reid, his wife Sharen; their daughter Sharelle; Caribbean Maritime University president Professor Fritz Pinnock and Councillor for the Brown's Town Division Kim Brown Lawrence appeared in court just after 10:00 a.m.
They entered the court escorted by the police but were not in handcuffs unlike three other prisoners who preceded them.
The five have been charged with a range of offences including breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, conspiracy to defraud, misconduct in a public office at common law and breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.