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Forbes, Bicknell plead not guilty in bribery case

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2013 | 1:05 PM

Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes, and businessman Bruce Bicknell have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges arising from a traffic stop in Kingston last year.

The men appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court this morning where the trial has now started.

Bicknell and Forbes are charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice arising from an incident in Kingston last April when the businessman was stopped by sergeant Llewellyn.

It is alleged that the businessman attempted to bribe Sergeant Llewellyn after being issued a speeding ticket.

The high-ranking police officer and West Portland Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz reportedly made attempts to have the offences dropped against Bicknell.

Vaz, who is facing corruption charges, is to go on trial at a later date. 

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