‘Flash Drive’ Livan accused of doctoring figures in March polls
Information Technology Officer Enrique Livan, who was involved in a flash drive scandal on March 5 at the Ashmin’s Building in Georgetown during the plot to derail the electoral process, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday charged with one count of fraud relating to the March 2 general and regional elections.
The charge alleged that between March 4 and 5 at High Street, together with others, Livan while being an employee at GECOM, unlawfully altered the figures of the Statements of Poll, to defraud the State of Guyana.
He was not required to plead to the charge and was granted $150,000 bail. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and was instructed to report to the CID every day along with staying 50 ft away from witnesses in the case.
Livan is expected to reappear in court on September 25. He was represented by Attorney Eusi Anderson
Livan was held by Police at a shop in the vicinity of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in Kingston, Georgetown just before lunch on August 27.
Livan was promoted by Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield to perform the duties of a supervisor at one of the stations for District Four during the national vote recount despite questions over his involvement in one of the scandals that saw the collapse of the legal system for the tabulation of the vote count in that very district.
He is alleged to have worked alongside the Returning Officer of Region Four, Clairmont Mingo to inflate figures from the March polls to give the APNU+AFC a victory.