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St James parish council says deputy mayor's signature 'forged' in US visa application probe

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 2:08 PM

The St James Parish Council says so far the findings in a US visa application fraud probe indicate that the deputy mayor’s signature was forged onto documents submitted to the US embassy.

Last month, the parish council said deputy mayor Michael Troupe denied signing a letter, which falsely stated that a man seeking a US visa was employed to the council.

It is also reported that along with the alleged signature of the deputy mayor, the document bore the letter head of the parish council.

Harris, says tighter guidelines have been implemented for the use of the parish council’s letterhead and official seals.

Harris says the US embassy brought the matter to the council’s attention recently and both bodies are carrying out their investigations.

Jamaica Labour Party councillors in St James have called for Troupe to be removed from the post of deputy mayor.


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