Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield, Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) Roxanne Myers, and Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo were yesterday, released on $100,000 bail on two new charges of conspiring to defraud electors during, March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections.
They appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and were not required to plead to the joint charges.
The charges alleged that between March 2 and August 2, 2020, at Georgetown, they conspired along with Volda Lawrence, Carol Smith-Joseph, and others to defraud the electors of Guyana by declaring a false account of votes for the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections.
Lowenfield is currently before the court on three counts of misconduct in public office, and three counts of forgery.
Myers is before the court on two counts of misconduct in public office while Mingo is charged with four counts of misconduct in public office.
Meanwhile, Lawrence and Opposition activist, Carol Joseph are also before the court on electoral fraud charges.
In light of these charges, Government-nominated Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) had tabled three motions calling for the dismissal of the trio.
While no decision has been made on the motions, GECOM last week unanimously decided to send Lowenfield, Myers and Mingo, on leave.
The trio expected to return to court on July 14.