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Drug convict Dataram pleads guilty to passport forgery, illegal departure

Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram was Tuesday sentenced to additional imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to charges in connection with his recent escape to Suriname. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he confessed to passport forgery, absconding the law and illegal departure. Mc Lennan sentenced Dataram to 12 months for forgery of a Guyana passport,  two years for absconding the ...

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Taxi driver allegedly spent mortgage payment

A taxi driver, in trying to avoid further problems with the courts, promised Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan to repay the man he allegedly tricked out of GYD$90,000. The charge against Chetram Sukhanandan is that on October 10, 2016, at Herstelling, he was entrusted with $90,000 for the purpose of paying a mortgage, but he fraudulently converted the cash to his own ...

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Owner of Brooklyn company that imports fish from Guyana convicted after being ‘caught red handed’ with $8M shipment of cocaine

BY JOHN MARZULLI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 14, 2016. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.- The jury didn’t buy this guy’s fish story. The owner of a company that imports fish from Guyana was convicted Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court of smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a frozen shrimp-laden shipping container. Heeralall Sukdeo claimed he was duped by a relative ...

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UPDATED: Barry Dataram caught in Suriname

by Ivan Cairo Self-confessed Guyanese drug lord Barry Dataram was caught Friday afternoon by police in neighboring Suriname. Acting on a tip a police squad raided a home in Latour, south of the capital Paramaribo where the fugitive was hiding. He was nabbed along with his common-law wife ,Anjanie Boodnaraine by Suriname’s Special SWAT Team. He and Boodnaraine fled Guyana ...

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Man remanded to prison for 26.5 grammes of ganja

26.5 grams of cannabis on Friday landed a man back in prison after he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman. It is alleged that on October 12, 2016 at Robb Street, Elijah Malali had 26.5 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded not guilty. In her attempt at a bail application for her ...

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WESTFORD FRAUD TRIAL: Ministry of the Presidency’s Chief Accountant unaware of GYD$600 million worth of evaluations

by Abigail Semple A trial into the alleged theft of more than GYD$600 million from the Guyana government on Thursday heard the Chief Accountant testofy that he recognised the signature of then Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford on documents requesting monies for various evaluations between August, 2011 and April, 2015 that might not have been held. Chief Accountant within the Ministry of ...

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Young woman accused of burning down house in Mahdia

A 25-year-old mother of one was on Thursday remanded to prison after she appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on $2.9M arson and property damage charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016 at 7 Miles Mahadia, Naomi Williams unlawfully and maliciously set fire to a house valued at $1.6M, property of Phillip Narine. In the process, Williams also caused ...

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Cubans held with bogus immigration stamps in passport

by Abigail Semple City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday ordered three Cubans to post bail at GYD 80,000 each after they appeared in court on fraud charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016, at Moleson Creek, Corenteyne, Guyana with intent to defraud, Osmel Guirola-Aboscol, Andy Perez Rodriguez, and Alain Perez Rodriguez each uttered to Police Constable 22400 Carol ...

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Alleged GYD$10 million fraudulent land sale in court

by Abigail Semple A 41-year-old man was on Tuesday handed down a bail order in the sum of GYD$1.5 million  after allegedly committing a GYD$10 million fraud. The charge against Rajesh Tahadeo is that on September 7, 2015, at Georgetown, he conspired with another person to commit a felony; that is to say, obtaining money by false pretense. Tahadeo had ...

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