PNP national executive member on fraud charge returns to court
Kingston, Jamaica — People’s National Party (PNP) member Donovan Bisasor and a co-accused arrested in August for fraud will again appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today.
The 58-year-old Bisasor and his 31-year-old co-accused Jesse Gosse were both offered $1.5-million bail on their first appearance in court, on August 19.
Bisasor, who sits on the ruling party’s National Executive Council, is accused of trying to defraud the State-owned National Water Commission of $5 million.
Bisasor, an engineer who hails from Cherry Gardens in Kingston, and quantity surveyor Gosse, of Richmond Park are charged with attempting to obtain money by false documents, forgery, uttering forged documents, conspiracy to defraud, and demanding property on forged documents.
It is alleged that in January 2011 the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) served an enforcement notice on the NWC in respect to Barnes Gully, resulting in the company having to carry out an emergency procedure. As a result, a contract was allegedly awarded to XYZ Construction Company for $27.4 million with $2.3 million for security.
However, on completion of the project Bisasor allegedly told NWC that the money for security was insufficient and was instructed to provide documents to substantiate his claim.
It is further alleged that on August 15, 2011 Goss submitted a claim for $7.3 million for services provided by Secure Security Limited. However, checks made with the security company allegedly revealed that it was never contracted to work on the project.