Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell has been fined $45,000 for negligence in the loss of his licensed firearm.
The sentence was handed down in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday morning after Paulwell pleaded guilty to the criminal negligence charge laid against him. He would have to serve three months in prison if the fine is not paid.
According to Paulwell, sometime in July, his firearm was stolen from his vehicle in Hope Pastures, St Andrew, after he made an emergency stop.
He stated that he made a report to the police the following day and even provided a detailed report to the Firearm Licensing Authority.
On November 14, the Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn announced that Paulwell is among five to be charged with negligence after losing their firearms.