Tenth person arrested in ACC corruption probe

| 07/11/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A 39-year-old man from Bodden Town has been arrested in the ongoing corruption probe that is understood to relate to the immigration department and the permanent residency heritage test. In a short statement Tuesday evening, the Anti-Corruption Commission said its investigators had arrested the man, who was described as a public official, on allegations of corruption. He is the tenth person arrested in this case and is facing allegations of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the government and breach of trust, all contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. 

The ACC stated that all of the other people who have been arrested in relation to this case since the beginning of this year, when the first five people were taken into custody, have been released on bail. No one has yet been charged in relation to this investigation.

Officials stated that as the inquiry is continuing, no more details will be released about this latest arrest at this time.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope there is some trail leading to the PR applicants who cheated on their test by obtaining the answers beforehand. For example, a large real estate developer in Cayman….their property department….start sniffing there. And yes it was reporting to immigration but they did nothing about it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Isn’t UCCI receiving large sums of money to teach people what is on the test? Charging for it is OK, but giving it is a crime?




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they be corrupted by the ex pats taking the high paying jobs and leaving the poor immigration local Caymans no choice but to turn to crime or begging on the streets. 🙂




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  3. Anonymous says:

    The only novelty here is that we now have an ACC actually pursuing some cases. However, we should not ignore that the very basic “Standards in Public Life” Bill from 2014, remains indefinitely deferred from the LA schedule, and is evidently not a priority for this Cabinet. That says a lot about the mindset of Cayman Islands lawmakers in 2017. We’ll therefore temper our enthusiasm until there is a basic code of conduct for all civil servants. The goal, that ought to be shared by all, is to put the ACC “out of business” with nothing to do!




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t this Premier have a big outrage when the Cayman Compass suggested there was corruption in the Cayman Islands?




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    • Anonymous says:

      9:25am. He is a sell out like the Speaker. PR, work permits, status, and to hell with the natives. Every money to his limb, I hope his limb is very strong. Every dog has his day, you forgot your Caymanian people, but your day will come.




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      • Anonymous says:

        It’s the ‘natives’ who are getting arrested because corruption is endemic in this country.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Robert Aspinall is a native?

          I didn’t know that….




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          • Fred the Piemaker says:

            Robert Aspinall wasn’t corrupt – he is a thief, but that is not the same issue as someone in public office misusing that office for private gain. Not saying Aspinall isn’t a crook – just that you are chosing a bad example simply because he’s an expat. Pick a public official who has taken bribes if you want to make the point that corruption isn’t limited to Caymanians.




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    • annonymous says:

      9:25 I think you are right.

      If I recall correctly, it could have been how Compass worded it.

      It could be interpreted that ALL Caymanians were corrupt. Which is probably how the Premiere read it; others did too.

      I personally took it to be that some, of us were corrupt; and like it or not, some of us are.

      You…I…and many…. know, that there are good and bad people from every country; including Cayman.

      Sad to say; but some of us are greedy and dishonest.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Don’t revise what the editorial said. They said YOU were corrupt. Wear it with pride if you’re going to try and defend that editorial. (Or Legge / Compass in general.)




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        • Fred the Piemaker says:

          Ironic you tell the poster not to revise what the editorial said, then do exactly that yourself! What it said was “Whether it’s securing a vehicular inspection sticker, an exemption to development regulations, approval for work permits, the support of a particular bloc of voters, or, allegedly, millions of dollars in bribes in relation to sporting events – lurking behind the scenes are shadows of impropriety, influence and inscrutability. Because such behavior is so commonplace, we tend to ‘normalize it,’ refusing even to recognize it, or neglecting to see how aberrant it really is. In the 1990s, U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan called this ‘defining deviancy down.’ In Cayman, we’re more likely to attribute such behavior to ‘cultural differences.’”

          If you want to interpret that as saying all Caymanians are corrupt, that’s up to you, but it simply doesn’t say what you says it does – you are confusing your interpretation of it with what it says in black and white. You are in no position to accuse the poster of revisionism.




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