Belmopan Mayor Reports Councillor to Police for Forgery

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Updated: October 18, 2016

A Belmopan City Councilor has been detained by police pending investigations. The City Councilor is Gene Briceno Lopez and she is being accused of forging the signature of Belmopan Mayor Khalid Belisle and illegally using the city council’s official stamp. Belisle was the one who reported the matter to Belmopan Police. Belisle was presented with a document on which his signature and the council’s stamp appeared. A release from the Belmopan City Council states quote, “Based on this revelation, Mayor Belisle immediately informed Belmopan Police of this irregularity”.  End of quote. The release does not reveal what led Belisle to accuse specifically Briceno-Lopez of committing the wrongdoing. While police investigate the matter, the councilor has been relieved of her portfolio.