Man pleads guilty to bigamy

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Moises Benjamin pleaded guilty to bigamy on Tuesday.

Benjamin is said to be separated from his first wife who currently resides in Santo Domingo.

The offence was reportedly discovered by Immigration officials after Benjamin’s second wife was trying to apply for an extension of time in Antigua and Barbuda.

The officials became aware that the man already had another woman listed as his wife, when the applicant identified herself as the wife of Moises Benjamin.

The Offenses Against a Person Act PART VIII (55) states: “Whosoever, being married, marries any other person during the life of the former husband or wife, whether the second marriage has taken place in Antigua and Barbuda or elsewhere, is guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding three years with or without hard labour.”

Sentencing is set for March 20.

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