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Jury selected for attempted bribery charge

A Sandys man yesterday denied attempting to bribe police in an attempt to drop a drugs investigation.

Kenneth Thompson, 51, yesterday pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court of attempting to pervert the course of justice and corruptly giving a public officer property, namely $10,000 in cash.

He allegedly gave the cash to a police officer in August 2009 in an attempt to dispose of an active investigation in which he was arrested under the misuse of drugs act.

Arguments in the trial are expected to begin this morning in Supreme Court with Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons presiding.

Takiyah Burgess will represent the Crown, while lawyers Charles Richardson and Victoria Pearman represent Mr Thompson.

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Published March 01, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated March 01, 2011 at 8:54 am)

Jury selected for attempted bribery charge

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