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Vaz to go on trial February 16

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Legislator Daryl Vaz is to go on trial for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act next February.

The February 16 trial date was set when Vaz appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this morning.

Prosecutors have alleged that Vaz met with police Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn in a Corporate Area parking lot and promised him gold bars for not pursuing charges against St Andrew businessman Bruce Bicknell.

At the time Bicknell had been arrested and charged by Llewellyn for allegedly offering him a bribe when he was stopped on the Florizel Glasspole Highway for speeding.

Bicknell, who was jointly charged with Vaz and former Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes, with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act has been freed of all charges.

Forbes was convicted and fined $800,000.

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