Councilor Maharaj granted $130,000 bail on misbehaviour in public office charge

Councilor Maharaj granted $130,000 bail on misbehaviour in public office charge

Councilor at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, Anil Maharaj, was granted $130,000 bail with a surety when he appeared virtually before the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court this afternoon charged with one count of Misbehaviour in Public Office.

The UNC Councillor for Cumuto/Tamana, appeared before Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor.

The matter was transferred to the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court and postponed to August 4th, 2021.

Maharaj is to surrender his passport to the Court Registrar at the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court and have no contact with the
witness.

He is also to report to the Sangre Grande Police Station between 6 am and 6 pm every Wednesday.

Maharaj was arrested Thursday by a team of officers from the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau.

The arrest followed a meeting between officers of the ACIB and Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC, who gave advice to
charge Maharaj with one count of misbehaviour in public office.

It is alleged between January 1st and June 30th, 2021, Maharaj demanded the sum of fifteen thousand from a contractor at the Sangre
Grande Regional Corporation.

Maharaj is the Chairman of the Finance Committee at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation.

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