Irwin, St. James resident, Gregory Haughton – Shaw pleaded guilty to a Bribery charge when he appeared in the St. James Parish Court on Friday October 5, 2018.
On Monday, May 28, 2018 a police team from the Traffic Headquarters was on duty along the Rose Hall main road in St. James. A member of the team, observed a motorcar with an obscured demonstration license plate exiting a premises on to the main road. The driver of the motorcar was signaled to stop and he complied. The documents and the driver’s license were requested from the driver and he indicated that he is only in possession of his driver’s license, which he handed to the police
A member of the police team outlined to him the reason for stopping him, highlighting that the license plate on the car was obscured and unreadable. Subsequently, a traffic ticket for the offence of Obscured License Plate was issued and the motorcar seized and wrecked to the Transport Authority Pound for safe keeping.
Later that same day Mr. Haughton-Shaw attempted to bribe the Constable in the Sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) in order for his vehicle to be released. This resulted in him being arrested for reasonable suspicion of Bribery and taken to the MOCA West Office.
Following an interview at the by MOCA West Detectives Gregory Haughton – Shaw was charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.
He subsequently pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) or Six (6) months imprisonment.
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