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Man charged with stealing from magistrate

A San Fernando man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny of motor vehicle parts against a Magistrate, which occurred on Sunday 24th June, 2018.

Ronnie Mohammed, 58, of Springvale, San Fernando, was arrested and charged by PC Kendon Atkinson of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, on Tuesday 26th June, 2018.

The victim, a 59-year-old Magistrate, who presides at the Couva Magistrates’ Court, secured several motor vehicle parts at his San Fernando home around 4:00pm, on Sunday 24th June, 2018 and went away.

Son goes to jail after threatening mother

A Moruga man who breached a protection order by making death threats to his mother has been jailed for three months.

Dave Katwaroo who was arrested at his mother’s home pleaded guilty to the charge in the Princes Town Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Sgt Harold Ishmael said Katwaroo’s mother, age 69, was granted the protection order against her son last April for a period of three years.

But, around 5.45 pm on Saturday, Katwaroo went to his mother’s home at Indian Walk and began behaving in a disorderly manner, threatened to kill her and burn down her house.

Accident victim’s family seeks $10 million

Almost four years after 36-year-old Stacey Rique was killed when a crane collided with her car after breaking a red light, her family is now suing its owner, its insurance company and the State.

In a lawsuit filed in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, lawyers representing Rique’s mother Majorie claimed that Sammy’s Multilift Services Limited, Sagicor General Insurance and the police were all negligent in the June 25, 2014 accident.

Rique was the daughter of Roy Rique, a former director of operations and communications at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Westmoorings business manager charged with $8.6 million fraud and money-laundering

A Westmoorings man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today, charged with 32 counts of money laundering and one count of obtaining approximately $8.6 million by false representation, between the period October 2015 and April 2018.

Chris Ramsawack, 54, of Schooner Court, was charged by PC Keston Williams, of the Fraud Squad, on Thursday 21st June, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Wednesday 20th June, 2018.

Woman to pay $75,000 for false Facebook post

A prison officer, who was falsely accused of abandoning her three children on social media, has won over $75,000 in compensation for defamation.

Delivering a 39-page judgment in this country’s second social media defamation case earlier this month, High Court Margaret Mohammed ruled that Ama Charles defamed the prison officer in a Facebook post made on January 24, 2016.

The officer’s name was withheld by this newspaper to protect the identities of her children, who are minors, and to avoid the republication of the defamatory statement made against her.

Pensioner guilty of sex crime 16 yrs ago

A 60-year-old man was on Friday found guilty of committing a sex act on a young woman 16-years-ago.

Deoraj Ramcharan was subsequently remanded into custody at the Remand Yard prison to await his sentence.

A nine-member jury, in the San Fernando Second Criminal Court, deliberated for about 15 minutes before finding him guilty on a charge of grievous sexual assault. The victim, then 18, and the mother of a six-month-old baby, went to Ramcharan’s 21st wedding anniversary celebration at his home. The victim knew Ramcharan and his wife very well.

SRP charged after allegedly giving log book to a woman

A Special Reserve Police Constable is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with misbehaviour in public office.

PC Osbourne Copeland, 31, attached to the Tunapuna Police Station, was charged with one count of misbehaviour in public office, on Friday 8th June, 2018, based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

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