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Bail application for MoBay deputy mayor, son this afternoon

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 12:55 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica—Attorneys-at-law representing embattled Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay Michael Troupe and his son Jevaughn—both charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition—will make bail application on their behalf in the Western Regional Gun Court this afternoon.

Lawyers representing the Troupes include Leonard Green, Clive Mullings, Nicole Allen and George Duncan.

According to Green the matter was called up this morning but "the judge had other matters dealing with". 

The police reported that a large sum of money and a firearm was found at the deputy mayor's Granville home during a pre-dawn raid by the Lotto Scam Task Force one week ago.

Two PNP councillors, Troupe, who represents the Granville division; and Sylvan Reid, from the Salt Spring Division — were among five persons taken into custody by the police in connection with the lottery scam during three operations in the parish last Wednesday.

 

Reid was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a charge of illegal possession of property.

Meanwhile, there was a warm reception for Reid by a group of Troupe's supporters, clad in orange party colours, who massed outside the courthouse awaiting the outcome of the bail applications.

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