[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 29 – year – old Engineer of Lot 20 Dennis Street, Georgetown, was fined $100,000 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine -Beharry on uttering a forged document and conspiracy to commit a felony charges.
Johnny Maraso, a Cuban National, pleaded guilty to both charges, one of which stated that on October 3 at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara, with intent to defraud he uttered to a police officer one Cuban passport (H125967) in favour of himself with one false Guyana employment visa.
The other charge stated that between August 1 and 29 at Georgetown; he conspired with person or persons unknown to forge one Guyana employment visa, purporting to show that same was issued to him by Government of Guyana.
He was represented by Attorney-at-law, Paul Fung –A – Fat, who told the Court that his client’s only objective is to work in Guyana and assist his family.
The Defence Counsel asked the Court to take into consideration that his client is married with two children and that his salary scale is low. Counsel requested that his client be fined instead of a custodial penalty since he already spent six days in imprisonment and does not speak English.