[COURTHOUSE]:::Scuba diver fined for making false declaration

No. 50 Friday, February 05, 2010
A St. Ann scuba diver was fined $50,000 in the Montego Bay RM court on Tuesday, February 2 after pleading guilty to breaching the Immigrations Act.

   Leonard Bailey, 38, of Runaway Bay, St. Ann, could, however, spend two months in prison if the fine is not paid.
He was charged with false declaration after he intentionally made a false declaration on his C5 Immigration Card while on his way out of the island.
    He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Chumu Paris who requested leniency on his behalf.
    Reports are that on January 12, 2009, Bailey went to the Sangster International Airport where he presented a British passport and an immigration departure form in the name Ashley Gerald Slowley to board a flight to Curacao.
    On his arrival in Curacao, it was discovered that the passport was fraudulent and as a result, he was denied entry and sent back to Jamaica that same day.
    It was after he arrived in Jamaica that it was discovered that Bailey had used an incorrect identity and that the landing stamp on the immigration form was fraudulent.
Hence he was arrested and charged.

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