By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
A Haitian man was taken before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on charges of illegal landing and possession of a fraudulent document.
Frandy Alcenor, 40, appeared in Court One before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson where he pleaded guilty to landing illegally in the country and possession of a fraudulent resident permit.
According to the particulars, on March 7, immigration officers on patrol in the Fortune Hills area asked Alcenor to produce proof of legal status in the Bahamas when he presented a fraudulent resident spousal permit, knowing the document to be false with the intent to deceive immigration officers.
He claimed that he arrived in the Bahamas illegally by boat from Haiti after being deported and placed on the stop list in 2009.
On the charge of illegal landing, Magistrate Ferguson ordered Alcenor to pay a $300 fine or serve one year in prison.
On the charge of possession of a fraudulent document, he was ordered to pay $3,000 fine or serve two years in prison..
Magistrate Ferguson also ordered that Alcenor be deported on payment of the fines or after serving his custodial sentence.