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Isle of Man’s Attorney General faces perjury and forgery charges

ATTORNEY General Stephen Harding and Deputy Assessor of Income Tax Colin Goodwin have appeared in court this morning (Wednesday) charged with an offence of conspiring to commit an act against public justice.

Mr Harding, 50, of Greeba Avenue, Glen Vine, also faces a count of perjury, three charges of forgery and one count of committing an act against public justice.

Mr Goodwin, 56, of Lhon Vane Close, Onchan, is also charged with two counts of committing an act against public justice.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Man Constabulary said: ‘I can confirm that Her Majesty’s Attorney General, Mr Stephen Harding and the Deputy Assessor of Income Tax, Mr Colin Goodwin, have been charged with an offence of conspiring to commit an act against public justice.

‘Mr Harding also faces a count of perjury, three further counts of forgery and one count of committing an act against public justice. Mr Goodwin has also been charged with two further counts of committing an act against public justice.

‘Both have appeared in court on the morning of Wednesday, October 3. I am unable to comment further at this time.’

Magistrates granted bail to both in the sum of £1,000 with the condition that they do not discuss the case with any witnesses.

Proceedings were adjourned until 2.30pm on November 21.

 
 
 

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