An alleged passport scam court case involving an attorney and four other persons has been thrown into limbo after a magistrate recused herself from the matter.
Lawyer Bernard Wiltshire, Lindon Marie, Nash Mitchell, Kimana James and Harolda Henry are before the courts on several charges of forgery, conspiracy to sell Dominican passports to unknown individuals and deception.
Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste and Magistrate Ossie Lewis have already recused themselves from the matter on the basis of personal reasons.
Magistrate Candia Carrette-George announced on Tuesday in court that she was recusing herself from the case based on a request made by Wiltshire on May 12.
At that time, Wiltshire had asked George to recuse herself because she is the daughter of then Top Cop Cyril Carrette and he was not comfortable with her presiding because the case was against the state.
The case was adjourned to October 29 and uncertainty now cloud the matter.
The alleged scam occurred between August 25, 2005 and March 31, 2011 and it is reported that that 40 forged passports have been identified by police.
All the accused are on bail and if found guilty they could serve a maximum of 25 years imprisonment.