Ballistic Examiner for the police department, Orlando Vera, was convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice on June 1st of this year after the judge believed that he did accost Michael Modiri, telling Modiri he could tamper with a gun to affect evidence in a gun charge brought against Modiri. He was recorded making the offer and with such evidence, he was sentenced to 2 years in prison. Vera’s attorney, Anthony Sylvester , has already appealed the conviction and sentence, taking Vera’s case to the Supreme Court in hope that bail would be granted to him as he awaits his inferior appeal. Sylvester had submitted that there are special reasons why Vera should be granted bail as he waits his appeal case. He submitted that the appeal hearing will not be heard until about 12 months and that his client is expected to have a successful appeal given the circumstances and a fine could be imposed instead of sentencing. However, Judge Lord denied Vera bail and instead ordered an expeditious appeal set to commence on July 6, 2017. He said that if the court does not adhere to the expedited date, Vera’s attorney can reapply for bail at that time. So, in the meantime, Vera remains in prison.