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Guyana's top judge rejects corruption claim

Guyana's top judge rejects corruption claim

Guyana's top judge is denying accusations he was improperly paid more than $100,000 to reduce a lengthy backlog of pending court cases in this South American nation.
Chief Justice Carl Singh said Monday he worked nights and weekends to help alleviate a backlog of 21,000 cases, some dating back 13 years. He says he effectively slashed the sprawling backlog by throwing out groundless cases in recent months.
Supreme Court Registrar Sita Ramlall has accused Singh of improperly disposing of old cases instead of presiding over trials.
But Singh counters Ramlall is trying to sully his name in retaliation after she was charged with fraud for allegedly forging adoption papers for a niece.
Ramlall did not return calls Monday.


Updated : 2021-03-02 07:25 GMT+08:00