On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Corporal Winston Williams of the St. James Division was arrested, charged and placed before the St. James Parish Court by detectives from MOCA, for Breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
Allegations are that Corporal Williams telephoned and requested a meeting with a detective from MOCA, who had arrested and charged an individual for Lottery Scamming. The detective informed his supervisor and then subsequently met with Corporal Williams.
During the meeting Williams told the detective that he collected a sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) from a “Bigman” for him, the detective, to forego laying charges against the individual he arrested for the Lottery Scamming. The detective declined the offer and reported the actions of Corporal Williams to his supervisor and an investigation commenced. A file was subsequently prepared and submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), who ruled that Corporal Winston Williams be charged with Breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
Williams was offered bail in the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars with sureties and conditions. He is return to court on Thursday March 18, 2021 when the case will be mentioned.
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