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Former Bahamas minister charged with extortion and bribery
Published on July 14, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

Former Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett (center) being escorted to court on Thursday. Photo: Ahvia Campbell

By Krystel Brown
Nassau Guardian Online Editor

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Former Bahamas minister of the environment Kendred Dorsett was charged in a Magistrate’s Court on Thursday with extorting $120,000 from Johnathan Ash. Dorsett was also charged with accepting bribes in the same amount.

He was charged with four counts of extortion, four counts of bribery and one count of misconduct in public office. It is alleged that Dorsett committed these crimes between March 1 and May 9.

Before the charges were read, the former minister sat in court with his eyes closed and his hands folded.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was remanded to prison.

Dorsett’s attorney, Wayne Munroe, intended to apply to the Supreme Court for bail on Thursday.

Dorsett’s wife, Tamela, was among those in court.

The case was adjourned to August 31.

Republished with permission of the Nassau Guardian
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