The ripple effect of Vybz Kartel conviction last week Thursday in the Home Circuit court is still being felt in the deejay’s circles.
One member of the 11-member jury was slapped with five counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
The corrupt juror, Livingston Cain, was released on a $750,000 bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
His next court date is scheduled for next week Friday. If found guilty, he could be sentence to 3 years in prison at hard labor.
But the issue does not end there for the Football coach. Sources inside the police force told Dancehall HipHop.com that they are investigating the relationship between Vybz Kartel and Cain.
“We want to know bribe this juror to return a not guilty verdict and we want to know who and him has been in contact,” the source told us.
Cops say they seized two cellphones from the juror after he was arrested just moments after the verdict was read out in court.
He allegedly approached several members of the jury including the foreman offering them large sums of money to return a guilty verdict.
“I will take care of you as long as you seh weh me a say,” Cain allegedly told another juror. “These men are promising entertainers and unnu mus’ let them go.”
Cain also allegedly tried to bribe the jury foreman with $500,000 cash into influencing the other jurors to return a not guilty verdict. But the foreman recorded the conversation with her Blackberry which cops are currently analyzing.
Last week Thursday evening the jury return a 10:1 verdict in just under 2 hours of deliberation.
Livingston Cain was the only juror to return a not guilty verdict.