As reported yesterday, the Senator is facing a large bill after being ordered to pay the legal costs of the Attorney General resulting from his failed bid to convince the Royal Court that he could not get a fair trial in Jersey.
Senator Syvret said: ‘They always wanted me out of politics and sending me to jail for telling the truth would be quite an apposite way to sign off.’
Under Island law, a States Member must stand down if sentenced to a prison term of more than three months and when there was no option of paying a fine.
Senator Syvret is due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to answer four charges. He is accused of driving without a licence and failing to notify the relevant authorities of a change of address. He is also charged with offences under the data protection law.
• See Wednesday’s JEP for full story.