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SSP Assan Thompson fined $50,000 for Corruption Act breach
2013-01-28 18:55:45 | (0 Comments)
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
SSP Assan Thompson - File
Senior Superintendent of Police Assan Thompson has been fined $50,000 or three months' imprisonment for failing to provide documents requested by the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.
However, Queen's Counsel KD Knight has indicated to the court that Thompson will be appealing.
In January 2010, Thompson was asked by the Commission to supply documents in relation to his assets.
It was alleged that he failed to provide a quantity surveyor's report for a property on Karachi Avenue in St Andrew.
The senior policeman was sent reminders about the document but the information provided was not in a form suitable to the Commission.
Thompson was subsequently summoned to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for allegedly breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
He was found guilty by Resident Magistrate Stephanie Jackson Haisley and fined $50,000 or three months' imprisonment.
Under the law, public servants are required to declare their assets and liabilities annually.
Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dirk Harrison represented the Crown.
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