CaribWorldNews, PORt-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A 66-year-old Guyanese man is set to face a conspiracy charge of attempting to defraud the U.S. government out of some two million dollars.
Neville Solomon was this week ordered to be extradited from Trinidad and Tobago to the US after arriving there on May 1.
Solomon agreed to the extradition request following an appearance before Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls on one charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States Government of US$2 million and three charges of conspiracy to defraud.
Solomon together with another person attempted to defraud the Internal Revenue Service between April 30, 2001, and July 1, 2003.
The other three charges are alleged to have occurred between December 14, 2001, January 15 and February 14, 2002. Solomon was alleged to have deposited a total US of $150,000 in off-shore accounts in a bid to escape prosecution in the US.
Solomon faces a maximum of ten years imprisonment if convicted.