Former Police prosecutor charged for trying to ‘duck’ firearm case
A 34-year-old former Police Prosecutor was on Friday hauled before City Magistrate Leron Daly for obtaining money by false pretence after swindling monies from a family to ‘duck’ a firearm charge against a man.
Kerry Boswick of Pike Street, Kitty pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a total of $150,000 bail. The matter was adjourned until March 22, 2019.
The first charge alleged that during the month of December 2016, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, Boswick collected $100,000 from Moreine Kalli, falsely claiming that he could have a charge against her brother, Tryone Kennedy, dismissed. Kennedy was being charged for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Then sometime in January in 2017, it is alleged he went to East Ruimveldt, Georgetown and also collected $100, 000 from Kennedy’s mother with the same false claim that he could have the charge against her son dismissed.
The third charge alleged that on January 31, 2017, he collected another $100, 000 from one Tollecia Odel, again falsely pretending that he could have the charged against Kennedy dismissed.
Boswick was represented by Attorneys-at-law Bernard DaSliva, Adrian Thompson and George Thomas. The matter was prosecuted by Corporal Sanj Singh, who made no objection to bail being granted to Boswick.
During the year 2017, Kennedy was arrested and charged before a Magistrate. It is alleged that Bostwick was assigned as the Prosecutor for Kennedy’s matter and told the defendant’s relatives to pay him $300,000 to “talk” to the Magistrate and have the matter dismissed.
Kennedy was still sentenced to prison and the family reported the matter to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Boswick was later transferred to the inquiries desk at the Brickdamn Police Station pending investigation.
He was later terminated.