Former Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, David Curley has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and 12 months on a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a charge of official corruption.

The sentence was handed down by a Supreme Court this week. 

Curley’s guilty plea, which was entered last July, meant he admitted to offering former President of the Bermuda Bar Council Justin Williams, now deceased, firearms and an appointment to a senior role in the RBR in exchange for a nomination to join the Order of St John.

During the sentencing this week, the judge found it necessary that Curley, who is 55 years old, serve time behind bars in order to send a strong message and serve as a deterrent.