R v Meriton (CO 59/2013)  SCSC 477 (06 July 2016);
Criminal Side: CO 59/2013
 SCSC 477
ROYSTON FRANCIS DEAN MERITON
Counsel: Mr. Kumar, for the Republic
 I have taken note of all the mitigating factors. The Convict is a first offender. He has pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time and expenses. He has shown remorse.
 Learned counsel has moved the Court not to impose a prison sentence. I also note that he is a father of 2 children who are dependent on him. I would not impose a sentence.
 I impose a fine to the amount in the particulars of offence, of the sum of SR1,070,100 to be paid within 7months of today.
 If there is any default then the file would be called again and a default sentence of imprisonment will be imposed.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 6 July 2016
Judge of the Supreme Court