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June 24, 2014
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New court date for doctor on bribery charge

The case involving medical practitioner Jephthah Ford was mentioned in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Ford, who has been charged with perverting the course of justice, is to return to court on August 4 as the case file is incomplete.

Allegations are that Ford offered to bribe a policeman to drop a case against two Surinamese men from whom US$533,284 was seized. Prosecutors say Ford offered the bribe during a meeting with the investigating officer.

He allegedly offered the cop 40 per cent of the money seized if he prevented the matter involving the Surinamese from going to court.

As a condition of his bail, Ford is to report to the St Andrew North police three times per week and surrender his travel documents.

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