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Jan 13, 2015

Angel Dorado’s Third Conviction in Less Than Six Months

Angel Dorado

Angel Dorado today picked up a third conviction in less than six months in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for drug trafficking.  At eleven this morning, Dorado was found guilty of trafficking seventy-nine grams of cannabis found in a container in his possession. Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, who heard the matter, concluded that Dorado had a case to answer, found him guilty of the charge and imposed a fine of ten thousand dollars. At the commencement of the trial, Dorado wanted to take a guilty plea to possession simplicita, but that was rejected by prosecutor, Corporal Christopher Smith, so the matter went to trial. Dorado tried to get himself out of the hot water by saying that he went to get the container from behind a house for a friend, but the Chief Magistrate was of the view that Dorado was not being truthful to the court and that he was guilty of the offense.  This is Dorado’s third conviction within the last six months. In early 2014, he was found guilty of committing a mischievous act when he was caught peeking at a female minor.  Then in late 2014, he was found guilty of wounding and sentenced to two years.

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