UPDATE: Motor vehicle examiner, associates return to court May 12

Kingston, Jamaica — The motor vehicle examiner and two other men who were arrested in Kingston and St Thomas on Friday, March 28 were granted bail when they appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Tuesday, April 1.

The three, charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, are 58-year-old Howard Shloss, a senior motor vehicle examiner of Duhaney Park, Kingston 20, Earl Madden, 60, of Seaforth, St Thomas and 74-year-old Harold Hue of Church Corner, also in St Thomas.

Shloss is facing additional charges of making a false declaration contrary to Section 18 of the Road Traffic Act and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They were each granted bail in the sum of J$300,000 with one surety and are to reappear in court on Monday, May 12.

The men were arrested and charged following an operation at premises in Kingston and St Thomas, part of an ongoing investigation into irregularities in the process by which new and upgraded drivers’ licences are granted, the police said.

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