Police Force’s professional responsibility officer on bribery charges

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 April 2016, 19:32 by Denis Chabrol

A former policewoman, who was attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), has been charged with allegedly taking more than GYD$162,000 and one television as bribes to drop a simple larceny charge against a man.

Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Suzette Cornette whose pleaded not guilty to four charges. She has to return to court on April 26, 2016.

The charges against the 54-yeat old Cornette of North Ruimveldt are:

·         Obtaining an undisclosed sum of cash from Andrew Fung on February 20 as an inducement to forebear a
simple larceny charge against him

·         Corruptly obtaining from Fung the sum of GYD$52,000 at OPR, Camp Street as an inducement

·         Corruptly obtaining from Fung the sum of GYD$52,000  on Sheriff Street as an inducement

·         Receiving one Samsung television valued GYD$300,000 and GYD$60,000 cash as an inducement

Defence Lawyer, Lyndon Amsterdam told the court that his client, who retired from the Guyana Police Force in 2012 after 30 years of service, that his client was not required to lodge station bail, voluntarily attended court and would continue doing so.

The Prosecution did not object to the granting of bail.

Cornette is a former prosecutor.