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Dec 16, 2016

Public officers on suspension over fake Danny Mason birth certificate

Four employees of the Vital Statistics Unit have been sent home on suspension by the Public Services Commission, for two months. Their offense…? Major misconduct in allegedly causing the preparation and issuance of a fraudulent birth certificate to one William Alexander Mason, better known as Danny Mason, Rajesh Ouelette, Ted Ouellet and many other names. Prime Minister Dean Barrow had confirmed in August that the employees would face disciplinary procedure for their role in the case after Mason’s Belize birth certificate was found to be a fake. The suspensions took effect from November twenty-fourth, when the unnamed employees were briefly questioned by Criminal Investigation Branch police at Queen Street Police Station. They remain on full pay, including housing allowance. However, they must be available to the Commission until the conclusion of ongoing investigations and report to C.E.O. in the Ministry of the Public Service, Dr. Peter Allen, every ten days. Mason, in addition to his native Guyanese and adopted Canadian nationalities, also claimed Belizean descent, born in the quintessential Belizean village of Crooked Tree in the Belize District. However, it was found that the identity was stolen from a man born to Crooked Tree parents in the 1970s. Mason remains incarcerated along with four others for the murder by decapitation of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas in July, and previously the kidnapping of a businessman, David Dodd. The group returns for a status conference at the Magistrate’s Court early in the New Year.


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2 Responses for “Public officers on suspension over fake Danny Mason birth certificate”

  1. Mike G. says:

    Do you realize how many GOB crooked employees & cops are on suspension with full pay? WTF is wrong here? No wonder GOB is bankrupt?

  2. Ulysses says:

    You produce a fake document, you forge signatures use government’s official seal and you just get…suspended! With full pay and allowances!!!?????? This country could never evolve to a different and most civilized level. In any other country in the world, even the most under developed, they would have been not only immediately FIRED but probably also serving some time in jail!!!

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