$200k bail for businessman charged with conspiracy
Businessman Dorwain Bess, 45, of Bel Air Park, Georgetown was arrested by ranks from the Police Major Crimes Unit on Monday and charged Thursday for conspiracy to commit a felony.
Bess appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court where two counts of the charge were read to him. He pleaded not guilty.
The businessman was granted bail to the sum of $100,000 on each of the charges with conditions for him to lodge his passport and report to the Officer in Charge of Major Crime or his deputy every Friday starting from September 30,2022.
The matter was adjourned to November 01,2022.
The Guyana Police Force on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for Bess.
He was wanted for questioning in relation to the publication of defamatory and libelous information in an effort to extort.
Bess was implicated by two reporters – Gary Eleazar and Alex Wayne – who who were charged and released on bailed this week.
The men were interviewed by detectives and detailed the plan to extort a businessman, the Police Force noted in an official statement.
They told investigators Bess informed contacted them and informed them that the businessman was evading taxes.
The arrests were made during a sting operation on Friday last and followed a report made to the police by the businessman.