FLASHBACK - President of the PSA Watson Duke speaks during a press conference at PSA Headquarters, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain.

Public Service Association (PSA) President Watson Duke has been convicted of making a false fire report in 2017.

Duke was found guilty of the offence by Magistrate Avion Gill during a virtual hearing, yesterday.

Duke was not immediately sentenced by Gill, as his attorney Travers Sinanan requested time to provide a mitigation plea.

According to the charge, Duke was accused of tripping a fire alarm at the Arima Borough Corporation’s office at Hollis Avenue, Arima, during protest action on September 19, 2017.

Under the Fire Services Act, the offence carries a maximum penalty of a $1,200 fine and three months imprisonment.

Duke is expected to reappear before Gill on April 26.

The case is being prosecuted by Veona Neal-Munroe.