Saturday 26 September, 2020

Formal charges laid against QC Nelson

Jamaican Queen’s Counsel Vincent Nelson has been slapped with three charges relating to bribery and money laundering.

He was officially charged by the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB) on Thursday for conspiracy to misbehave in public office; conspiracy to engage in money laundering; and conspiracy to bribe.

He appeared be­fore Magistrate Maria Bus­by Ear­le-Cad­dle in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrate’s Court and was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 to cover all charges.

He was also remanded to stand trial at the next sitting of the Assizes.

The State was represented by Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.

The charges against Nelson follow the arrests of for­mer at­tor­ney gen­er­al Anand Ram­lo­gan and Opposition sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen on Wednesday.

Both men were named in the con­spir­a­cy charges against the Queen’s Counsel.

Investigations are ongoing.

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