A 78-year-old lawer has been convicted of attempting to bribe a police officer in a case where his two clients were accused of cheating in CXC exams, over two decades ago.
Wilston Campbell was found guilty of perverting the course of justice at the end of his brief trial before Justice Devan Rampersad in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday.
Campbell, who was previously on bail, was remanded into custody and ordered to reappear before Rampersad on Monday for sentencing.
Lawyers representing UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen have signalled their intention to challenge his lengthy detention in the probe into a legal fee kickback conspiracy.
Attorney Cherry Ann Rajkumar was spared jail time by Justice Frank Seepersad following a contempt of court application filed against her by Southern Medical Clinic Ltd, its chairman Dr Rupert Indar Snr and director Romney Thomas.
The matter came up for hearing in the High Court, San Fernando on Wednesday, two weeks after Rajkumar and her husband Marvin Ramnarine protested opposite Thomas’ San Fernando office, claiming that she suffered radiation poisoning while receiving treatment at the San Fernando clinic.
A lawyer representing six members of Pan Trinbago’s central executive who were ousted from the organisation last month, yesterday sought to stop an alleged move by the organisation to hold a special convention.
As members of the organisation gathered at the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) Hall in Port-of-Spain yesterday, attorney Farid Scoon arrived to serve them with an injunction granted by High Court Judge Ronnie Boodoosingh two weeks ago.
A 76-year-old lawyer was granted bail after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate yesterday, Thursday 6th April, 2017, charged with fraudulent conversion.
Wilston Campbell, of Guapo, Fyzabad, who stood before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, was not called upon to plead, as the charge was laid indictably.
Campbell, was arrested and charged on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, by Cpl Toney of the Fraud Squad, for fraudulently converting over $132,000, sometime between August 18th, 2014 and April 5th, 2017.