Lawyer found guilty to trying to bribe cop

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.

Lawyer spared jail, agrees to stay quiet

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.

Lawyer soaked with beer

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.

Lawyer appears in court on fraud charges

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.