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Jamaica: Hanover Cops Convicted Of Corruption Fined $500,000

Hanover constables Shemroy Hewitt and Andre Drummond, both 31, were on Monday each fined $500,000 on corruption charges in the Lucea Parish Court.

They were charged following an incident in January 2017 when they stopped a car in which a wanted murderer was a passenger.

The cops were found guilty on July 31 of soliciting and accepting $150,000 from a driver to avoid laying lottery scamming charges as well as to release the wanted man who was in his company.

The policemen were remanded pending the sentencing on August 31.

After reviewing social enquiry reports and hearing mitigation pleas from their attorney, Martyn Thomas, both cops were fined $250,000 on each charge or 21 months imprisonment.

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