Customs filed five more serious charges against US national Jason Grogg on Thursday.
The charges are indictable which means he was not required to enter a plea. The five charges relate to goods being imported into Dominica on behalf and for the charitable organization Feed My Sheep, but for which duty was not paid.
The items are alleged to have arrived at Woodbridge Bay Port on September 5, 2022 and include live rounds of ammunition and a firearm among other items.
Customs alleges that the actions of the accused were to defraud the state of several thousands of dollars.
The new charges were read to Jason Grogg Thursday morning.
Earlier this week Customs filed three charges against Grogg which were summary matters, to which he pleaded not guilty.
They relate to false declaration at Woodbridge Bay Port and having in his possession several rounds of ammunition, a firearm and two body armoured vests among other items.
Magistrate Pearl Williams will decide this morning whether bail should be granted after both parties make a submission in court.
The state’s case is led by Director of Public Prosecutions Sherma Dalrymple while Julian and Jilane Prevost represent Jason Grogg.