Government MP arrested Liz Roberts of the Royal GazetteGovernment MP Nelson Bascome was arrested and charged last night.
Mr. Bascome stepped down from his Cabinet role as Health Minister earlier this year due to a Police investigation. Police have refused to comment on the arrest and would not say what Mr. Bascome has been charged with or when he will appear in court.
However, this newspaper understands the action is related to Mr. Bascome's maintenance business during his first spell as Health Minister from 1998 to 2003.
our thanks to BFS for the heads up on this. MP, Nelson Bascombe, one of the suspects named in leaked file relating the the BHC scandal in which Bascome's boss, the Premier, has also been listed as a suspect (who was never interviewed!). Bascome's arrest is allegedly in connection with theft & corruption, in ADDITION to BHC
Note he has not been convicted - but at least the police have arrested the MP and presumably will interview him ... a little different to the events surrounding the BHC scandal ...
Hon. Nelson Blake Ainsworth Bascome, Jr., JP, MP, is the PLP Candidate in Constituency 16 now called Pembroke East Central. It extends over much of Pembroke East, the Constituency that he has represented in the House since1989 and in which he and his family reside.
14th June 2007
Former Minister Nelson Bascome appeared at Court
where he denied stealing more than $75,000 through
business dealings. The Pembroke East Central MP also faces a separate charge of
corruption – involving securing public housing for a business associate during
his spell as Minister with responsibility for housing to read
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