LEON Smart called ‘Bourda Rat,’ on Friday appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly for receiving a car and using a fake number plate on the vehicle.
Smart, of Robb Street, Georgetown, denied the first charge which alleged that between June 8, 2017 and November 24, 2017 at Georgetown he received a Toyota Allion valued $1.3M unlawfully obtained or stolen from Stacy London.
He further denied that on November 24, 2017 at Robb Street he used a fake identification mark/plate on Toyota Allion PRR 4950.
Smart was released on $300,000 bail for receiving stolen property and $100,000 bail for the fake identification mark. The matters are adjourned until March 9.
According to a police report, the vehicle which was stolen from London was carrying a fake registration number and had a colour change. The vehicle was taken from its owner on June 8, 2017, at Roxanne Burnham Gardens.
On November 24 last, the vehicle was intercepted with Smart along with two other persons following a robbery in Georgetown. The three were charged, but one of the accused pleaded guilty while Smart and another walked free.
Smart who was acquitted, then made several unsuccessful attempts to uplift the vehicle since he had been unable to provide proof of ownership.
However, the vehicle which was impounded at the Brickdam Police Station was positively identified by its owner and Smart was arrested.
In January, Smart was busted at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court by alert police officers, as he had prohibited items such as two packs of cigarettes along with a bottle of vodka in a Sprite bottle, intended for remand prisoners Calvin Johnson and Joshua Meredith. He is currently out on $25,000 bail.