Bail jumper pleads guilty to corruption charges

February 07, 2017

A man who attempted to bribe a policeman almost two years ago and absconded bail while being tried is back in custody and has pleaded guilty.

When Leon Cole appeared in the St Andrew Parish Court on Friday, he pleaded guilty to breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. He said he did not want to waste the court's time.

Cole, who also goes by the name Oshane Brown, was remanded to be sentenced on February 10, when he will answer to charges of false declaration and absconding bail.

On June 25, 2015, Cole was held in a sting operation at the Traffic Headquarters when he attempted to bribe a detective corporal.

The matter was first heard in the parish court on March 4 last year, but Cole absconded bail.

He was on the run until he was held in St Ann with a stolen motor car, where he gave the name Oshane Brown.

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