(CMR) The Island’s largest corruption trial that resulted in 9 convictions last November culminated today with several persons being convicted but the vast majority receiving suspended sentences.
Early reports are that former immigration officer Marcus Alexander who was convicted of fraud and failing to report received a four-year conviction. Carlos Robinson and Santo Castro Castillo also convicted of the same offenses were sentenced to three years each.
The convicted parties were long servicing immigration staff members. They had been accused of running a corruption ring that allowed non-English speakers to pass the required immigration test after paying upwards of $600.00.
Most of the members said that they were not guilty and at times blamed others for their conviction.
The judge also ordered the deportation of all non-Caymanians which would include Castillo.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.