He Hanover farmer who tried to leave the island for Cuba using a missing female passport was slapped with a $300,000-fine when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this week.
Everton Clarke, 53, of Letiz district, was held at the Norman Manley International Airport on July 10 when he tendered the “doctored’ passport bearing his photograph. Airport officials checked the number on the passport and found out that the passport belonged to a woman, who had been reported missing in November 2012.
When Clarke appeared in court for sentencing on Tuesday, he was fined $100,000 or six months each on charges of forgery, uttering forged documents and conspiracy.
Clarke, who was previously convicted for a similar offence, was reportedly travelling to Cuba to seek medical treatment.