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Oct 18, 2016

Belmopan City Councilor Detained by Police after Forgery Report

The office of Mayor of Belmopan Khalid Belisle has confirmed this evening that Belmopan Police have detained City Councilor Gene Briceño Lopez based on a report of alleged forgery. Mayor Belisle personally made the report, in which he alleges that Lopez forged his signature and used his official stamp illegally on a document which was presented to him today. A statement from the Mayor’s office says that Briceño, who was elected last year, was relieved of her portfolio pending the outcome of the police investigation, and that fellow Councillors and the Ministry of Local Government have been informed.

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