Ex-Police prosecutor slapped with fraud charges

first_imgAn ex-Police prosecutor was on Friday slapped with fraud charges after he reportedly collected money with the aim of attempting to have a firearm possession charged dropped against a defendant.Terry Bostwick of Pike Street, Kitty, denied the charges which were read by Magistrate Leron Daly.The first charge against him alleged that he collected $100,000 from the mother of Tyrone Kennedy at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in December 2016 by falsely claiming that he was in a position to have a charge against him dropped.The 34-year-old man allegedly collected $100,000 in January 2017 at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, from Moreine Kalli with the same claim of being able to have the matter against her son dropped. The final charge stated that on January 31, 2017, he collected $100,000 from the sister of the accused for the same purpose.Bostwick was represented by Attorneys-at-law Bernard DaSilva and George Thomas who both made a successful bail application. He was released on $75,000 bail for each charge and the case will continue on March 20, 2019.Bostwick was reportedly assigned as the prosecutor in Kennedy’s case. He reportedly contacted the family of the accused and told them to pay him $300,000 and he would get the charges dropped.They complied but Kennedy was subsequently jailed for the offence. The matter was reported to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the prosecutor was transferred and later dismissed from his job.last_img

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