False documents alleged in status claim

Brothers claimed their grandfather was Caymanian

Four brothers have pleaded not guilty to using false birth certificates in their “Right to be Caymanian” applications on the grounds of descent. 

Alex Kessel Johnson Moore, 35; Irwin Emrod Johnson Moore, 46; Ottis McKenley Johnson Moore, 31; and Drue Stephen Johnson Moore, 38, appeared in Summary Court last week. They were all represented by attorney Dennis Brady. 

Alex and Irwin face the same charges: that on Nov. 13, 2012, each made a statement on his application that was false in a material particular – namely that James Ecford Johnson was his paternal grandfather, a statement he knew to be false.  

The second charge is that each possessed false birth certificates and purported them to be genuine and submitted them in the application for the Right to be Caymanian on the grounds of descent. 

Ottis faces the same charges, except that the date of his alleged offenses is Dec. 10, 2010. 

Drue’s same charges date from March 16, 2009. In addition, he is charged with allowing or causing false documents to be used by Alex and Irwin. 

Magistrate Valdis Foldats set their trial for Nov. 2 and 3. 

Bail conditions were set for the men the previous week. The defendants must report to the nearest police station every day until their trial. They are obliged to reside at specified addresses and observe a curfew. They had to supply sureties in the sum of $5,000.