Another suspect charged in police extra duty racket

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    An Avocat man was granted $100,000 bail when he appeared in court charged in connection with a police extra duty racket.

    On June 24th, officers of the Tableland Police Station stopped 25-year-old Satesh Ramsamooj while he was allegedly driving a marked police vehicle with false number plates.

    At the time, he was escorting two trailer trucks.

    The TTPS says PC Videsh Oudit of the Guapo Police Station represented himself to a company the day before, as a member of the Police Service who was authorised to conduct transactions related to police extra-duties in the South Western Division.

    Investigations subsequently revealed that Ramsamooj was not a member of the TTPS, but was allegedly assisting PC Oudit in relation to performing the extra duty.

    Ramsamooj was arrested on September 19th and charged with conspiracy to defraud the Government.

    His matter was postponed to October 4th.

    The TTPS says PC Oudit was previously charged with two counts of conspiracy to defraud the Government and ten counts of misbehaviour in public office, arising out of a similar extra duty racket.

    Three others were also jointly charged with offences arising out of the racket: Inspector Dean Antoine, PC Vishal Heeralal and civilian Shane Veesh Heeralal.