Speaking from the CID office, Wiltshire told DNO that he was arrested at about 4:45 Monday afternoon, for according to the police “conspiring with persons unknown to sell a Dominican passport”.
The outspoken attorney has described this as a “bogus charge” being imposed by a corrupt regime.
He said he was informed by one police officer that the person with whom he is alleged to have conspired admitted to the police that he doesn’t even know Bernard Wiltshire.
Both the Sun Newspaper and DNO reported earlier Monday that attorney Wiltshire had filed a civil lawsuit against the police for alleged wrongful arrest in connection with his alleged involvement in a major passport scam.
Wiltshire was detained in June 2011 for ten hours and then released without being charged.
In an interview with DNO earlier today he said he had been treated unjustly and very “unfairly” and his lawsuit was aimed at preventing such acts by the police, whom he suggests abused their power in focusing on his signing of one passport form for an individual, while other lawyers said to have signed over 40 such forms for suspects in the alleged scam had not been targeted.