Shab Don case file is still incomplete

June 10, 2022
Shab Don
Shab Don

The case file for the corruption case against dancehall producer Shab Don is still incomplete as a statement from the Scene of Crime Division is outstanding.

This was revealed when the matter against the entertainer was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday.

Shab Don, whose given name is Linval Thompson Jr, is before the Corporate Area court answering a charge of breaching the Corruption Prevention Act, following his arrest last October. It is alleged that he offered $2 million to a cop to remove an illegal firearm from his grey Mercedes-Benz motor car before it was searched by investigators.

Shab Don did not appear in court on Thursday on the corruption matter. It was revealed to the court that he is still being held by the police as a suspect in the triple murder that occurred in Rose Heights, St James, on May 25. Donahue Martin, attorney-at-law representing the producer, indicated to Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque that his client has not been charged in that matter.

Cole-Montaque extended the producer's bail until July 12.

"I have noted that the defendant is not before the courts and he is being held at the [police station]. Officer you are bound over to complete the file by that occasion, and if he is still in custody by then, arrangements should be made [to take him to court]," the judge instructed.

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