My Client wants his name cleared – Sangster Attorney

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Cecile Griffith Ashton the attorney representing embattled JLP politician, Peter Sangster, said that her client wants to clear his name of the allegation that he forged the signature of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

Sangster appeared in the St. Andrew Parish Court yesterday (March 30) where he was offered bail in the sum of one million dollars with condition following an application by Mrs. Griffiths-Ashton.

His attorney said Sangster, who is the grandnephew of a late Prime Minister Donald Sangster, is deeply affected by and denies the allegations.

She revealed that he was an altar boy, who attends the Stella Maris Church and has a stable family consisting his wife and three minor children.

Mrs. Griffith-Ashton said Sangster operates the EarthGlobal Energy Corporation which employs 15 persons and has close ties to the East Kingston and Port Royal constituency for which he ran on several occasions.

St. Andrew Parish Judge Andrea Pettigrew-Collins in offering bail issued a stop order against Sangster, and ordered him to surrender his travel documents, that he report to the Constant Spring Police on Monday between 6 in the morning and 6 in the evening.

According to the allegation read in court, between September 2011 and 2014, Sangster contacted Jamus Communication chairman claiming that he could get the USD 570-thousand waived

Sangster has been charged in connection with the forging of the signature of then Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

He was on Friday March 24, charged by detectives from MOCA obtaining money by false pretense, uttering forged documents and forgery.

It is alleged that between January 2011 and August 2013, Sangster who is managing director of Jamus Communication solicited and obtained over Six Hundred Thousand US Dollars from the Chairman of the company with the promise of providing a waiver for funds owed by the company to the Universal Service Fund (USF).

It is further reported that in August 2013, Sangster presented the promised waiver allegedly signed by the then Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller. When the document was tendered by the company to the USF for it to be enacted, it was discovered that the signature was forged.

A report was made to MOCA by the company and an investigation into the matter was conducted. Sangster was arrested on Tuesday March 21, after a question and answer session.

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