Former Minister of Barbados found guilty of money Laundering

Donville Iniss

Former member of parliament in Barbados who also held the position of Minister of Industry Donville Iniss was found guilty of money laundering.

According to the US Justice Department via justice.gov Iniss was involved in a scheme to launder bribes paid to him by executives of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL).

The trial lasted 1 week and the jury deliberated for just 2 hours before delivering the verdict.

The crimes were committed while Iniss was a member of parliament in Barbados.

 

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23 Comments

  1. I Still Red
    January 21, 2020

    @kid come on, don’t try to make this thing look like Lennox, even if he is not my friend and I didn’t vote for him. Kid the world saw and heard the Al jazeera documentary and really all I invite you to do is google “Diezani Madueke Dominica passport” and you will see the amount of international news agencies that reported the Al jazeera report and NOT ONE of them talked about Lennox Linton committed any crime and is wanted to answer questions. Again I say NOT ONE! They all seem to point to the person I voted to be Prime Minister for a new 5 year term. So stop that nonsense. I am not concerned about passport sale because that’s not a crime. I am concerned about my PM the Aljazeera report accused of hand delivering a passport to Diezani Madueke, which later resulted in a house that was purchased in NY, through a shell company and then later the SKERRIT FAIMLY resided there. I am concerned about monies Aljazeera said was deposited through a gas station in Portsmouth

  2. zandoli
    January 21, 2020

    I had lunch with Donville a few years ago when I visited Barbados. From what he told me, he had done very well in business before going into politics. I am sorry he had to compromise his principles for a few measly dollars. Perhaps that was what he got caught with. Corruption and greed are never good. I cannot imaging taking a $36,000 bribe at this stage of my life. My freedom is too important to me. Can’t put a price on that.

  3. My little take
    January 21, 2020

    I wonder who next? Something is telling is the doctor of corruption and money launderer himself. I sure don’t know who that person is because is something that told that to me.

  4. Truth Be Told
    January 21, 2020

    PM Skerrit was clever enough to get his wife elected as a Minister of Government and secure her diplomatic immunity while in Government so that she cannot be extradited or arrested to testify against him in the US or any court. Very clever PM Skerrit. But the fact that Dominicans actually allowed this and voted for it after the facts, shows that the people are also just as corrupt as their Government! Mem bet mem pwel.

    • River Boat
      January 21, 2020

      People all over the globe get rid of their oppressors, Dominicans vote for them!!

    • Fredrick
      January 22, 2020

      Rooservelt skerite and Melissa skerite can be arrested in Dominica and taken to court here.. u cannot be a diplomat of your own country.. it’s only here in that country that a prime minister can be investigated by a reputable organization like Aljazeera and still be a prime minister in the country.. that is madness… Skerite should have been arrested and a bi-election take place in vielle case .. that chief of police is a currrupt man ..he and his deputy should be charged for neglect of duty and curuption.. the president of Dominjca is another currrupt individual who in any other country would be forced out of office.. I mean that country Dominica is a waste .currrupt island full of thieves and criminals money launderes.. no wonder that country so under developed.. look at St Kitts ..Antigua ..St Lucia booming economy..

  5. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 20, 2020

    The pit some of you UWPites digging be careful who you all might find falling in it!
    Remember the Al JAZEERA report how it ended?

    • I Still Red
      January 21, 2020

      @kid come on, don’t try to make this thing look like Lennox, even if he is not my friend and I didn’t vote for him. Kid the world saw and heard the Al jazeera documentary and really all I invite you to do is google “Diezani Madueke fDominica passport” and you will see the amount of international news agencies that reported the Al jazeera report and NOT ONE of them talked about Lennox Linton’s involvement in a any crime and is probably wanted to answer questions. Again I say NOT ONE! They all seem to point to the person I voted to be Prime Minister for a new 5 year term. So stop that nonsense. I am not concerned about passport sale because that’s not a crime. I am concerned about my PM the Aljazeera report accused of hand delivering a passport to Diezani Madueke, which later resulted in a house that was purchased in NY, through a shell company and then later the SKERRIT FAIMLY resided there. I am concerned about monies Aljazeera said was deposited through a gas station in…

    • FBI Agent
      January 21, 2020

      Awa KOB, I know you called yourself kid on the block but you behaving like you really have the undeveloped brain of a kid. FYI nobody digging any hole for anyone. If you see a hole dug anywhere then the person that dig it will definitely fall in it! Here is what the Al jazeera report ended with “Only the Prime Minister can sell passports”. Mr. Linton might have shown interest in selling passports if he won the election but he DIDN’T! But to be blunt there is nothing wrong about selling passports because that’s legal. What is illegal is to make under table deals and even to funnel money through fake accounts that are not yours. Who did the Al jazeera report said did that? Linton Right? And Linton it says that delivered the Passport to Madueke right? Was Linto the one referred to as HUNGY hyenas?

  6. Even My Eyes Red
    January 20, 2020

    Is this the same minister who addressed a DLP meeting at Pointe Mitchell according to Barbados today news online?
    If is the same fallen minister I must say that PM Skerrit has a special gift or anointing to find these friends eh. I just cannot understand why so many of PM’ s friends around the world are always finding themselves in trouble for money laundering. I need Tony to help me understand what’s going on man. Almost all of his friends or associates? Common man. Even if my eyes so Red that people always asking me what’s wrong with my eyes, they not blind nou camem

  7. Birds of à feather
    January 20, 2020

    Wait a minute nou, is this former Barbados Minister the same person Roosevelt be Skerrit brought to address us, DlP supporters at Pointe Mitchell in 2013? Boy birds of a feather just have a way of flocking together. I just wonder who next is on the US watch

  8. Hide & Seek
    January 20, 2020

    Very interesting article and I hope Mr and Mrs. Skerrit in particular are taking note. Remember Al Jazeera told us of an apartment building, linked to Diezani Madueke bought through a shell company days after Madueke received her Dominica Diplomatic passport, which many believe is helping her run from justice. The sad thing is, the A ljazeera report alleged that the apartment building was purchased for PM Skerrit through an under table deal, and to make matters worse, the report also stated that shortly after the passport deal Melissa Skerrit, wife of PM Skerrit resided in the apartment building according to reported record reported documents and later she was joined by PM Skerrit. Al Jazeera said there was no mortgage involved!
    If the Al Jazeera report is true then PM and Melissa should be deeply worried because this one is directly connected to sins committed in the US, unlike Mr. Inniss who committed his crime in Barbados. Now I can understand why Melissa was made a politician

  9. I Still Red
    January 20, 2020

    “To conceal the bribes, Inniss arranged to receive them through a U.S. bank account in the name of his friend’s dental company, which had an address in Elmont, New York. The trial evidence further showed that Inniss used a personal email account to communicate with an executive from ICBL in connection with the bribe payments and the laundering of the money through the dental company in New York.”

    Doesn’t that sound very similar to what Al Jazeera told the world happened in Dominica by the use of a gas station account in Portsmouth? Mr. Pm, Mr. Lawrence and Mr Nanthan? All I will say is the US saw what I saw, heard what Al Jazeera reported and they maybe have more information than Al Jazeera.

    Those Dominica politicians and members of the Club House must be trembling. PM Skerrit, why did you allow your wife Melissa Skerrit, to go reside reside in a NY apartment that is linked to wanted fugitive Diezani Madueke nou? All you don’t know the US will not allow that to go free?…

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      January 20, 2020

      Did you, I still red, asked Lennox Linton about the documents he signed?
      David Bruney and O J Seraphine can elaborate a little more to you.
      Check them about the Al Jazeera fiasco involving Lennox Linton.

      • I Still Red
        January 21, 2020

        @kid come on, don’t try to make this thing look like Lennox, even if he is not my friend and I didn’t vote for him. Kid the world saw and heard the Al jazeera documentary and really all I invite you to do is google “Diezani Madueke fDominica passport” and you will see the amount of international news agencies that reported the Al jazeera report and NOT ONE of them talked about Lennox Linton’s involvement in a any crime and is probably wanted to answer questions. Again I say NOT ONE! They all seem to point to the person I voted to be Prime Minister for a new 5 year term. So stop that nonsense. I am not concerned about passport sale because that’s not a crime. I am concerned about my PM the Aljazeera report accused of hand delivering a passport to Diezani Madueke, which later resulted in a house that was purchased in NY, through a shell company and then later the SKERRIT FAIMLY resided there. I am concerned about monies Aljazeera said was deposited through a gas station in…

  10. FBI Agent
    January 20, 2020

    Lots of similarities between the Donville Innis caught matter and the allegation Al Jazeera brought out about our PM. here are some notable ones:

    1. Mr. Innis committed his crime in 2015. Though PM didn’t commit a crime yet, the Al Jazeera documentary alleged that PM handed a Diplomatic passport to Diezani Madueke, in 2015.
    2. Mr. Innis committed his crime in Barbados, while a Minister. PM was PM when he served the passport according to Al Jazeera
    3. The Barbados Police never arrested or charged Mr. Innis. PM that’s worrying
    4.Mr Innis resided in the US. Melissa Skerrit is a US resident and resided in house that US report indicates that she resided in a house that was purchased through a shell company linked to Diezani Madueke, who is wanted for money laundering
    5. The monies were sent to bogus accounts in the US. Boy that one reminds me of the petrol station in Portsmouth
    6. Though it took time b4 Mr. Innis was convicted the US NEVER forgets. PM try to become President…

  11. FBI Agent
    January 20, 2020

    A few important things to note:
    1. The crime committed while Mr. Innis was a government minister
    2. The crime took place in 2015 but the case was in 2020
    3.Though the Crime happened in Barbados, he was NOT arrested or charged in Barbados, by the B’dos justice Dept.
    4. He was arrested and charged in NY for money laundering
    5. He resided in NY
    6.He was found guilty in a NY court

    That should cause some government ministers of Dominica to poopoo on them. Let me ask PM Skerrit some questions based on an Al Jazeera documentary I see online:
    1. Mr. PM Al Jazazeera told the world that you hand delivered a Diplomatic Passport to Diezani Madueke in 2015.
    2. They said shortly after the passport deal a shell company linked to Mudueke was opened in Delaware
    3. Followed by an apartment that was purchased by that same shell company
    4. The apartment record stated that Melissa Skerrit resided there
    5. Photos of the Skerrit family inside the apartment were gathered

    Are the above true…

    • It's my damn business
      January 21, 2020

      Kid on the block stop that foolishness about uwpites digging holes for people in connection with the Al Jazeera. Nobody dug hole or digging holes for no one. If a hole was being Doug Skerrit was the one that dig it because according to the Al Jazeera report, it was Skerrit that delivered a diplomatic passport to Diezani Madueke, it was Skerrit wife Melissa that resided in the apartment that Aljazeera said was linked to Diezani Madueke, through an under table deal with Skerrit. I looked at all four series of the documentary and all four clearly mentioned one local hero and starring that broke several laws and I will allow you to name that person. Even the ending of that episode ended with that one person that violated laws and dug huge holes that too damn big to hide in. So STOP twisting and misleading

  12. Galileo
    January 20, 2020

    Where are all the idiots who wanted to execute me when he insulted Dominica and I insinuating what his fate would be based on my knowledge of Bajan politics?

  13. zandoli
    January 20, 2020

    So when is the FBI going to open an investigation on present Dominican administration?

    • Ask Mel
      January 20, 2020

      Q zandoli you joking man. When the uS going to open an investigation? You sure you didn’t mean when the US going to start to bring up some people to answer questions? So when Al Jazeera came out with the information they came out with in December your mind not telling you it was the US way of informing some people that an investigation is in progress and they have gathered a LOT of evidence? Just wait and you will see later this year

  14. RastarMarn
    January 20, 2020

    BNO sooo a kind of way they may not post this,,,

    But just as Marn tell Linton them you cannot get mistadem in that kangaroo court they call the CCJ, for mistadem to get real adjudication dey have to go to a competent court of Justice!!!

    See is New York he was tried and adjudicated because he holds a Green Card and have residence at Tampa Florida according to the Full Story,,,

    Dey all will fall no matter how high they get up on the Pedestal they must fall,,,

  15. Casio
    January 20, 2020

    politicians = thieves. Especially if they are in office.

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