Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on Monday was slapped with three counts of misconduct in public office when he was arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates Court.
Lowenfield was also slapped with three additional counts of forgery in relation to the alleged election fraud reportedly perpetrated on March 2.
Despite the prosecution objection to bail, the Magistrate decided that Lowenfield’s pretrial liberty will come at a cost of $300,000. He will make his next court appearance on October 23.
Meanwhile Attorney at Law Nigel Hughes who represents Lowenfield is of the opinion that the charges against the CEO and other senior officers are deliberate.
“The intention is perhaps to have Mr. Lowenfield and the Deputy removed from their substantive positions and so by the filing of charges, there might be a basis by which, I assume, the Elections Commission will consider, I am assuming, an application for them to be suspended from office or not act. But as I have said that appears to be the basis for the trend going forward”, Attorney Nigel Hughes said.