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Ruel Reid, co-accused now in court

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 11:06 AM
CMU President Professor Fritz Pinnock (left) and former education minister Ruel Reid heading for court on October 10, 2019 - Ricardo Makyn photo

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.

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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. 

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