Three Cubans remanded to prison for allegedly forging US Visa


Three Cubans who all forged their United States Visa found themselves before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, slapped with the said charges.

Rafeal Rodriguez Baroso, a 41-year-old Landlord, Elinese Esperaso, a 20-year-old Cosmetologist and 35-year-old George Alleyne Ortega, a tourist, all of Cuba, denied the charges brought before them at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that Baroso and Esperaso with intent to defraud on May 5 2018 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), uttered to Sachin Ram, a Customer Service Agent attached to the Timehri Handling Service Incorporation, their Republic of Cuban passports in favour of themselves with a forge US Visa inserted, knowing same to be false.

Also between April 22 2018 and May 5 2018, they conspired with persons to forge the said visa.

Ortega was slapped with the same two offences which he reportedly committed on April 28 2018.

When questioned, Esperaso revealed that she was reportedly told that she would be able to obtain her US Visa easier from Guyana. She however noted that she was unaware that this was illegal.

Magistrate McLennan remanded the trio to prison for them to next appear at the Providence Magistrates’ Courts on May 15 2018.


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