Court date set in March for 'ShabDon'

January 20, 2022
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Popular dancehall producer ShabDon, who  allegedly offered $2 million to a cop to remove an illegal firearm from his grey Mercedes-Benz motor car, is to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on March 28.

The accused, Linval Thompson, who is charged with breaching the Corruption Prevention Act had his bail extended  this morning  after the court was informed that the case file was incomplete.

The corruption charge arose after the police intercepted a vehicle in which Thompson and Romaro Scott were travelling in Old Harbour, St Catherine, on October 14.

The police were reportedly in search of two suspects who were conspiring to commit a murder and based on their intelligence felt that an illegal weapon was in the car.

It is further alleged on the following day Thompson was inside the Criminal Investigations Office in the company of the complainant, a policeman, when he allegedly offered $2 million to remove an object from his motor vehicle before it was to be searched by experts.

The complainant reportedly declined the alleged offer and subsequently informed his supervisors of the offer.

There were no eyewitnesses to the alleged attempt by Thompson to corrupt the process.

Thompson was subsequently charged with bribery.

He and Thompson were also charged with illegal possession of ammunition and firearm.

Attorney-at-law Donahue Martin is representing the producer.

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