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Hanover district constables arrested, charged after soliciting bribes

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2014 | 10:58 AM

Three district constables were arrested and charged by the Anti-Corruption Branch for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act following several sting operations conducted between January 30 and February 1.



District Constable Orion Maxwell of the Hanover Division was arrested and charged following reports made to the branch last Thursday.



Reports indicate that following a tour of duty, several issued traffic tickets were found in his possession.



He was later charged with Attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice after a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions



A day later, another District Constable of the Hanover Division was arrested after he collected $10,000 from a motorist who had breached the Road Traffic Act.



On Saturday, another District Constable assigned to the Revenue Protection Department was arrested after he corruptly solicited more than $30,000 over several weeks from an accused in relation to a court case.



Files have been prepared and submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a ruling in both cases.



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