Thursday 6 August, 2020

Criminal records clerk sentenced to six months in prison

A records clerk who was arrested during a sting operation after he agreed to provide a clean police record for someone in exchange for cash, has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Gayle was arrested on November 11 after he was accosted during a sting operation conducted by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau of the police, accepting $45,000 that he had earlier arranged to collect. The sum represented the remainder of a total of $110,000 that he had solicited to produce and deliver a clean police record for an applicant who was ineligible for the document as promised, based on the applicant’s criminal record.

Horace Gayle was charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act by the IPROB of the police force on November 15, 2019.

Gayle pleaded guilty to one count each of soliciting and accepting under the Act, and was given similar sentences on both counts, which are to run concurrently.

He was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday, February 13.


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