Deportee fined $100,000 for lying on passport application – Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man who applied for a passport in a fictitious name after being deported from the United States for overstaying, has been slapped with a $100,000 fine.
St James resident Courtney Wilson, pleaded guilty to making a false declaration when he appeared in the Parish Court on Wednesday. The 54-year-old was hauled before the court to answer charges of obtaining a passport under a fictitious name and travelling outside the country with the fraudulent document.
The date of the incident was not disclosed, but, according to court documents, Wilson applied for a passport under his correct name. Later at the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), he was shown a passport application with his photograph under the name Desmond Anthony Jones.
The document was shown to him because it was discovered that on October 10, 2002, he submitted an application under the bogus identity in order to obtain a passport, which resulted in the charge against him.
When given the opportunity to speak on Wednesday, Wilson told the court that he applied for the bogus passport because he was deported from the United States in 1989 and wanted to return to the country.
He said that he travelled to the United States on the passport in 2003, but didn’t travel on it again because he remained in the country.
Judge Smith-Ashley then imposed a fine of $100,000 or 30 days in jail and ordered that his fingerprints be taken.
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