Abbott was convicted of the offence during the final leg of his trial which took place on Friday, 15th April, 2011 at the Basseterre Magistrate’s Court.
He – according to reports – was accused of obtaining money from individuals, on the guise that he would legally acquire for them, firearms from the United States of America. He – also according to reports – never delivered on his promise and rumours began circulating when the “victims” lodged complaints against the officer of the law.
He was convicted of the offence by Her Worship Karen Hill-Hector.
Sometime after the sentencing, MiyVue.com learnt that in 2010, Abbott was slapped with an “internal” charge of “discreditable conduct” and was suspended, receiving only a portion of his monthly salary.
This media house also understands that on the day of his conviction, he was also charged with “being convicted of a criminal offence”.
The cases for both disciplinary charges have yet to be charged, however Abbott – according to well-placed sources – has filed an appeal against the count’s decision, owing to which, any action which is to be taken by the police against him, would be delayed pending the outcome of the appeal.
As of now, however, Abbott is still a member of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.