Monday 19 August, 2019

Hospitalised Marlene gets $2million bail

Although she was unable to attend court to answer corruption charges as she is currently hospitalised at St Clair Medical, former Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald was granted bail at $2 million dollars.

McDonald's attorney, Senior Counsel Pamela Elder, applied for bail on her behalf at the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The former Minister is facing seven charges involving misbehaviour in public office, conspiracy to defraud the Government and money laundering.

Her partner Michael Carew was also granted bail to the sum of $500,000 for the eight charges he faces in the same incident.

Meanwhile, three contractors were granted a combined total of $1.5 million dollars bail.

Edgar Zephrine faces 28 charges and was slapped with $1 million dollars bail.

Victor McEachrane faces five charges and was granted $400,000 bail while Wayne Anthony received $100,000 for his one charge.

They will reappear in court on September 9. 

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