Former Barbadian minister charged for money laundering

Inniss is accused of taking bribes from an insurance company

Former Barbadian Minister of Industry and Commerce, Donville Inniss, has been charged on two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to money launder in a US court.

According to information on the US Department of Justice’s website, Inniss was charged earlier this week.

The accusations before the former minister stem from alleged acceptance of $36,000 in bribes from a Barbadian insurance company in 2015 and 2016 when he was a public official.

In exchange for the bribes, Inniss allegedly leveraged his position as the Minister of Industry to enable the Barbadian insurance company to obtain two government contracts.  To conceal the bribes, Inniss arranged to receive them through a U.S. bank account in the name of a dental company, which had an address in Elmont, New York.

The former minister, 52, was charged as a legal permanent resident of Tampa, Florida, US and Barbados.

Inniss was released on Monday on US$50, 000 bond.

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6 Comments

  1. Sue Donym
    August 9, 2018

    Waiting to see how this is Skerrit and Labour fault in 3…2…1!

  2. August 8, 2018

    DNO why did you leave out the best part of the story? it was stated that the indictment had been sealed; what does that tell you, the minister no longer has Diplomatic cover the Justice Department moved to arrest and charge him. We are going to extradite all those who have violated international law to face trial wherever their crimes were committed.

  3. zandoli
    August 8, 2018

    I wonder what is going through the head of a prominent Dominican government minister? Your turn will come. Mark my words.

    • %
      August 8, 2018

      They know! He knows,,they know,he knows. Their days and his day are drawing nigh!!!

  4. Hogwash
    August 8, 2018

    OHHHH, Now I see why these ministers cannot afford to lose the next election, cause once they not serving in public office and they travel to the US… straight to jail they going.

    • Jaimous Thomas
      August 8, 2018

      “To conceal the bribes, Inniss arranged to receive them through a U.S. bank account in the name of a dental company, which had an address in Elmont, New York.

      The former minister, 52, was charged as a legal permanent resident of Tampa, Florida, US and Barbados”

      I guess the above quoted part of the article means nothing.

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