Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Customs Brokers Slapped With More Charges

By Zaya Williams

 

The legal battle being faced by customs brokers Rowan Matthew and Foston George will not be ending anytime soon.

A fifth case was brought before the court Wednesday where they are alleged to have scammed Customs out of thousands of dollars again.

They were slapped with new charges in relation to three different scams and were brought before Magistrate Conliffe Clarke where a date was set for their committal hearing.

Matthew and George have dozens of other charges against them in cases that have already been committed to the High Court for trial.

They are believed to have obtained money by using duty-free concession codes from the government to pocket money from their clients.

In one matter, they are charged alongside Customs Officer Joesine Christian with conspiracy to defraud in relation to a 2017 incident at Deep Water Harbour in which the trio reportedly gained a large sum of money from Customs.

Christian is also charged with cheating the public revenue and corruption in public office.

The two brokers are facing additional charges of obtaining money by false pretences and making false declarations.

Matthew and another Customs Officer Jeanette Browne are also facing similar charges

George and Matthew have two other matters which were just committed last month.

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