US$34,000 allegedly collected by cop for prisoner, police investigate
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
The police have launched an investigation into a report that a cop collected US$34,000 on behalf of a man who has been in custody since 2006 awaiting trial on several charges of murder.
Michael Mclean made the allegations last Friday when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court on a triple murder charge.
It is reported that Mclean is alleging that the policeman had collected money several times for him.
However, he said the policemen refused to hand over the US$34,000.
McLean is charged jointly with Melville McIntosh, Sashkia Sammon, and Brenda Shaw.
They were ordered to return to court on June 6 as there are outstanding documents to be served on the defence.
McLean is accused of orchestrating, from behind bars, the murders of three people, including a policeman.
McLean has been in custody since 2006 in connection with the murders of six members of a family including four children in Duhaney Pen, St Thomas.
No trial date has been set in the matter.
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