Former Dominica attorney general faces charges linked to passport scam
Five people, including former attorney general, Bernard Wiltshire, will return to court on February 5 after the state re-instated charges linking them to an alleged passport scam.
The case against the five – Nash Mitchel, Lyndon Marie, Kimana James, Harolda Henry and Wiltshire – had been discontinued earlier this year after Magistrate Arley Gill struck out the matter for want of prosecution.
But when the accused appeared in court earlier this week they were faced with several charges over the incident that the state alleges took place during the period 2005 and 2006.
The authorities have slapped nine charges against Marie including f possession of birth certificates and uttering forged Dominica birth certificate between November 11, 2005 – March 31, 2011 and August 25, 2005- March 31, 2011.
Mitchel has been jointly charged with Wiltshire for conspiring to obtain a Dominica passport under the name of Eunice Abraham between June 21, 2005 and September 26, 2006. Michel was charged with having forging Dominica passport forms, possession of Dominica passport applications, submitting false passport forms, uttering false birth certificates and maliciously obtaining receipts from treasury with intention to deceive treasury.
James faces five charges including possession of forged birth certificates and uttering of false birth certificates.
The defendants were not required to plea since the charges are all indictable.
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