Lowenfield, Mingo and Myers slapped with more charges
Embattled Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield; his deputy, Roxanne Myers, and Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo, were on Tuesday released on $100,000 bail on two new charges of conspiracy to defraud electors during the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections.
The trio appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and were not required to plea to the joint charges.
The charges alleged that between March 2 and August 2, 2020, at Georgetown, they conspired with each other and with Volda Lawrence, Carol Smith-Joseph, Sherfern February, Enrique Livan, Denise Bobb- Cummings, Michelle Miller and others to defraud the electors of Guyana by declaring a false account of votes for the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections
The trio was represented by attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes and Associates; the matter is adjourned until September 14, 2021.
On June 9, the case was first called before Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus, but the trio was not present in court. As such, the Magistrate issued a summons for their appearance on June 29.
Lowenfield is currently before the court with three counts of Misconduct in Public Office, and three counts of Forgery; while Myers with two counts of Misconduct in Public Office.
Mingo is currently charged with four counts of Misconduct in Public Office, while People’s National Congress Chairperson, Volda Lawrence and Opposition activist, Carol Joseph are also before the court on electoral fraud charges.
Also, GECOM clerks, Denise Bobb-Cummings and Michelle Miller and GECOM Elections Officer Shefern February and Information Technology Officer Enrique Livan are also charged.
They are all accused of inflating the results of Region Four – Guyana’s largest voting district – to give the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition a majority win at the March 2, 2020, polls when in fact, the PPP/C had won by 15,000 more votes.