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Deputy Labour Commissioner Eric Mendes and Jefferson ‘Big Jeff’ Charles charged with fraud-related offences

Dominica’s Deputy Labour Commissioner Eric Mendes was on Thursday charged with nine fraud-related offences.

The charges are indictable and will be heard before a Judge and jury.

According to the three charges of “uttering” Mendes is alleged to have forged work permits for Haitian nationals, and forged nine (9) memorandums, work residence permits, and letters along with Jefferson “Big Jeff” Charles to the Comptroller of Inland Revenue (IRD).

On the charges of “forgery”, he has been charged with “possession of forged documents, and work permits to Haitian nationals and forged memos to the IRD asking them to issue work permits to Haitian nationals.”

Bail was set at one hundred thousand dollars and the matter was adjourned to August 30, 2021.

And Jefferson “Big Jeff” Charles faces six (6) fraud-related charges. According to the charges, Charles, of Sibouli Pointe Michel, issued forged work permits to Haitian nationals.

He is also charged for having in his custody forged work/residence permits approval letters in the name of Haitian residents.

Bail was set at fifty thousand dollars and the matter was set for August 30, 2021.


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