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Attorney Arrested



We begin tonight’s newscast with information that a high level attorney has been arrested ad as at news time on Thursday October 06th, remains in police custody.
According to our sources the individual is allegedly expected to be charged with perverting the course of justice.
According to the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia, revised edition 2005, section 376. PERVERTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE states:
(1) A person commits an offence of perverting the course of justice if he or she acts or embarks upon a course of conduct which has a tendency to and is intended to pervert the course of justice.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) the following acts or course of conduct may amount to the offence of perverting the course of justice—
(a) where a person knowingly makes a false allegation to the police to the effect that another person has committed a crime and as a result that other person is arrested;
(b) where an act is done by a person with the intention of concealing the fact that a crime has been committed, and it is immaterial whether or not proceedings are pending or have commenced in respect of the crime.

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