Marshall yet to settle $25,000 fine

A St Thomas man has been given two weeks to pay a $25,000 fine imposed on him back in 2013.

The fine had been imposed in two parts – $15,000 and $10,000  – after Porey Spring resident Carlos Andre Marshall pleaded guilty four years ago to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis.

“I thought it was paid because my girlfriend said she paid it and no bailiff came,” the 35-year-old entrepreneur told Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday before requesting that he be given until February to pay the outstanding amount.

“I have people that will help me,” Marshall said.

However, the magistrate said he could not “in all good conscience” give that length of time to Marshall, who had years to settle the amount.

“You are dishonest,” the magistrate charged.

However, Marshall was adamant that his girlfriend, who lives in Canada, had told him she had paid the fine.

“Your girlfriend is not before the court, so the onus is on you. Nobody has responsibility for you but yourself. You are facing two years in prison for this unpaid find,” Frederick told the accused man, who then requested permission to make some telephone calls with a view to raising the money.

However, he was unsuccessful by the end of the day’s sitting and was remanded to HMP Dodds until October 27.

4 Responses to Marshall yet to settle $25,000 fine

  1. Unapologetic Nat BigheavySerial
    Unapologetic Nat BigheavySerial October 18, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Murder 25 000 in 2months boy ya had ample time.. sorry for u in these hard times.

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    • Miche October 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      De man had 4 years to pay up….wid de money duh meck dealing with de stuff,,dat seem like a drop in de bucket

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  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan October 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    A man has been given two weeks to pay a $25,000 fine imposed on him back in 2013 but was remanded to Dodds until October 27, so really and truly he has two weeks to find somebody who has $25000.00 laying around, that they will never see again, to come and pay it for him. Boy it may be easier to beg for soap and deodorant… I tell yuh. Four years and not even four cent he en pay.

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  3. kathy-Ann Clarke October 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    All happen, is that he thought the court had forgotten about it.

    Reply

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