Horace Dalley fined $80k for not filing statutory declaration
Former MP, Horace Dalley

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Member of Parliament, Horace Dalley, has been fined $80,000 after pleading guilty to the charge of failing to file his statutory declaration under the Integrity Commission Act.

Dalley, who did not appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on April 26 when the matter was first mentioned citing an illness for his absence, stood before Chief Parish Judge Chester Crooks on Tuesday.

Dalley was accused of failing to file his statutory declaration for the period 2020 to 2021.

His attorney-at-law, Charles Ganga-Singh, apologised on Dalley's behalf for his absence, then proceeded to disclose that he had since filed the necessary documents.

"I plead guilty, Your Honour, and I apologise for my negligence, which has since been filed and in good standing with the Commission," Dalley said, when asked by the prosecution how he pleads.

Following his plea, Dalley was handed an $80,000 fine or 30 days imprisonment.

Candice Haughton

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