GSU charge McAfee associates for trying to corrupt a cop
The Orange Walk residence of millionaire businessman John McAfee was stormed by Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) personnel during a police operation on April thirtieth. The raid which resulted in the arrest of three security guards left a bitter taste in McAfee’s mouth and he later demanded an apology from the Belize Police Department. Tonight, two of his associates have been arrested and charged for attempting to corrupt a GSU officer. According to information released from Assistant Superintendent Marco Vidal, forty-four year old Matilda Garnett and forty year old Rodwell Richards tried to bribe the officer with money in exchange for reports on GSU operations involving McAfee.
On Monday, Garnett, a second class clerk, contacted a member of the unit and insisted that they meet. During the encounter, the woman claimed that she was acting on behalf of McAfee, whom she later said had become paranoid since the raid on his premises. The officer then reported the matter and a sting operation was conducted. During the subsequent meeting Richards was introduced to the officer as McAfee’s “right hand.” He reportedly offered the officer two hundred dollars and a promise that once he kept them informed of the GSU campaign he would be quote “ well taken care of.” unquote. Earlier this evening Garnett and Richards were arrested and charged for attempting to corrupt an officer.Email This Story