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George Knight and co-accused bails extended in fraud case

Published:Wednesday | January 7, 2015 | 10:52 AM

The seven people charged in connection to a fraud case involving the National Contracts Commission (NCC) received an extension to their bails when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The accused are George Knight, Lambert Dawkins, Clava Mantock Snr, Clava Mantock Junior, Melville Edwards, Police Inspector Andrew Bobb and Ferris Stewart.

Knight is the head of Cenitech Engineering Solutions, the company that is at the centre of the alleged fraud.

All seven accused have been ordered to return to court on March 24.

The court has also ordered the prosecution to make further disclosures to the defence by that date.

The Crown is alleging that Knight's company submitted a number of forged documents to the NCC to be registered as an approved contractor.

The company reportedly provided the names of several people to support its application and was later selected for a 7$32-million construction project in St Thomas.

The court has been told that a man listed as an employee subsequently denied working for the company, saying he did not give anyone permission for his name to be used on the application to the NCC.

The police were subsequently called in and following investigations the accused persons were arrested and charged.

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