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June 23, 2014
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Justice of the Peace gets bail extension
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

Justice of the Peace Roy Stevenson, who is charged with making a false declaration, had his $3m bail extended in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court and will be tried on September 16.

When Stevenson appeared before Resident Magistrate (RM) Natalee Brooks he was advised to hand over his seal to the custos and not to act as a Notary Public.

His lawyer, Lancelot Clarke Jr, successfully applied for a variation of the accused's reporting conditions. He will now report daily to the Spanish Town police between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily instead of between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. as was set previously.

The RM said the accused should be able to travel islandwide within that time.

Stevenson's appearance in court arose from an incident earlier this year where he is accused of signing documents for someone he did not know. It was later revealed that the documentation, presented at a court office, was fictitious.

An investigation was launched which resulted in the arrest and charge of the JP.

Stevenson has maintained his innocence. Outstanding statements are to be presented to the court on the trial date.

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