False Nationality documents land two at court

Forty-two-year-old Marcos Basto and thirty-one-year-old Mark Antonio Rosales were charged back in November 2015 for thirteen counts of possession of false documents in respect of nationality certificates. At a preliminary Inquiry yesterday, the two Belizean men learned that they will have to stand trial in the Supreme Court, which begins session on June twentieth. Basto was granted bail of two thousand dollars and was allowed to go home, but Rosales’ bail was revoked in April of this year. Rosales is considered a flight risk since he had not been showing up for trial. When asked by Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith why he had not been showing up, Rosales said that his life was being threatened. He said he reported the matter to the San Ignacio Police Station but nothing was done about it.  The prosecution says it ha a strong case as they have ten witnesses, caution statements from both accused men, and the twelve nationality certificates in question.vlcsnap-2017-06-15-10h29m11s991 vlcsnap-2017-06-15-10h29m19s630

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