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Hilberto Kim

Hilberto Kim

Hilberto Kim

Monday, February 2, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A 26 year old construction worker from Toledo District who, when caught publicly drinking Belikin Stout, attempted to bribe a police officer to look the other way.

Hilberto Kib today pleaded guilty to bribery and public drinking charges when he appeared before Magistrate Herbert Panton.

Kib, a resident of San Pedro Columbia village, Toledo, avoided jail time as it was his first offence and he saved the court time with a guilty plea.

Magistrate Herbert Panton exercised his discretion and issued a fine of $500 for the bribery due by April 14 and $25 for the drinking due by March 2.

In default he would spend a total of seven months in jail. On January 31, 2015, Kib was seen drinking stout at the corner of George and Orange Streets in Belize City.

A police officer came to him and warned him of his offence and called for a mobile vehicle to transport him to the station.

When Kib saw the mobile coming he slipped $10 into the officer’s hand in an attempt to bribe him.

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