ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

| 14/02/2019

Cayman News Service(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators, supported by Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers, have arrested two people on suspicion of corruption offences in an unidentified probe. A 42-year-old man, whom the ACC described as a public officer without revealing where he is employed, and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday, 13 February, on suspicion of fraud on the government, breach of trust and conflict of interest, all contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. They have since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The ACC said they are both from the Newlands area.

When ACC Chairman Richard Cole appeared before the Public Accounts Committee at the end of last month, he told them that the unit is busier than it has ever been and resources are stretched.

He also explained that very limited information is released when an arrest is made in order to protect the investigations and the rights of those under suspicion until they have their day in court if the cases progress.

He said that the ACC would continue with the limited information regardless of the incorrect speculation often made by the media. The ACC is currently investigating 14 open cases, none of which have been detailed.

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