AG facing fraud charges
ST JOHN’S (CMC) – A city magistrate yesterday committed newly appointed Attorney General Steadman “Cuttie” Benjamin to face trial on October 1 on allegations of passport fraud.
The prosecution has also been ordered to disclose all evidence to the defence within 21 days. The prosecution had alleged that in 2008, Benjamin had signed a passport application form and photograph of Jamaican Shane Anthony Allen, who claimed to have been Antiguan Tyrell Brann when he applied for and obtained the Antigua & Barbuda passport.
Brann had died earlier.
Allen and Lynda Brann, the mother of the deceased man, had been convicted and sentenced to two years in jail as a result of the fraudulent activities.