A Brazilian was fined $150,000 or an alternative of nine months imprisonment and faced deportation after he appeared before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty to answer to two charges, namely conspiring to commit a felony and uttering a forged document.
Gilmar Santos Silva pleaded guilty to both charges. It was alleged that between June 01 of 2012 and August 24 of 2013 he conspired to commit a felony and uttered a forged document to the central immigration office.
The accused was represented by attorney at law Paul Fung- A- Fat who made an application for a minimum fine and told the court that his client is sorry for what he has done and that the accused has no previous conviction or pending matters in court.
In light of this, the Magistrate fined the accused $75,000 for each offence and ordered that he be deported. However if the accused cannot pay the fine, he will have to spend nine months in prison. [Royan Abrams]