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Haitian man accused of passport fraud

The trial of a Haitian man accused of attempting to obtain two Bahamian passports by fraud has been adjourned to August 28.

Prosecutors say John Doe, also known as Joseph Earle Francis, of Malcolm Road, was attempting to get passports for his children Jeef Earl Francis and Margarette Francis on February 13.

He appeared before Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister for a status hearing yesterday. He is charged with two counts of attempted fraud by false pretenses and possession of a forged document — a Bahamian NIB card in his name.

John Doe, who is on remand, told Armbrister through an interpreter that he hoped to get a lawyer for his trial.

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