Royston King charged with forgery

City Hall Public Relations Officer Royston King was yesterday arraigned on a forgery charge, based on the allegation that he wrote a letter purporting that he was the acting Town Clerk, when he was not appointed to so act.

King, 49, whose hearing took place within the view of a courtroom filled to capacity with mostly relatives, was released on bail in the sum of $70,000.

As he exited the chute to make his way into the courtroom in the company of other prisoners, King smiled and shook his head in apparent disbelief and then sat in the prisoners’ dock and waited for his case to be called.

City Magistrate Judy Latchman, before whom he later appeared, explained to him that he was not required to enter a plea to the charge of a forgery of an official document, which stated that on July 13, 2012 at Georgetown he wrote a letter to the Beacon Foundation and signed same, purporting that he was the Town Clerk Acting, a position he …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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