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August 11, 2014
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JP to be tried November 9
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

St Catherine-based justice of the peace Roy Stevenson, who is charged with making a false declaration, is to be tried on November 9 in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court.

When the matter was mentioned last Friday, it was agreed the matter was ready for trial by that date.

Stevenson's lawyer, Lancelot Clarke Jr, successfully applied for his client to report five days weekly instead of seven, which was a condition on his $3,000,000 bail.

dead person

The JP is accused of signing documents on behalf of a female he did not know, to secure bail for an accused person.

He was charged after the accused person failed to reappear in court and the surety was held by bailiffs from St Catherine. It was revealed that the identification of a dead person and a fictitious land title were used to secure the bail.

Investigation by Detective Constable David Christian resulted in the arrest and charge of Stevenson.

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