Medical doctor Jephthah Ford has been sentenced six months in prison on each of two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The sentences are to run at the same time.
However, Ford’s attorney Bert Samuels has indicated that his client will be appealing.
Parish Judge Simone Wolf Reece has granted bail pending the outcome of the appeal.
Ford was found guilty on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice after he tried to bribe a police officer to release two Surinamese men who were caught in 2014 with nearly $60 million.
However, Ford indicated today that he will be filing an appeal, resulting in the judge offering bail in the sum of $1 million, pending the outcome of that appeal.
He is to report to the Constant Spring police Station every Wednesday.