Tag: corruption

ACC cops make fourth arrest in probe

ACC cops make fourth arrest in probe

| 25/04/2019

(CNS): A 55-year-old man from Newlands has been arrested on suspicion of several corruption offences in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission. He is the fourth person arrested in the unidentified probe, in which three other people have also been arrested since October 2017. So far, no one has been charged in […]

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Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

| 12/03/2019

(CNS): Daniel Meeks, a former police constable with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, denied being corrupt when he appeared in Grand Court Friday and pleaded not guilty to two charges. The ex-officer left the RCIPS more than a year ago, in December 2017, but he was recently charged with one count of misconduct in […]

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Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

| 15/02/2019

(CNS): Five immigration officers and one civilian have all denied that messages between them have anything to do with a conspiracy regarding bribes paid to them to inappropriately assist people to pass an English test in order to secure work permits. Each of the defendants who have appeared in the witness box have suggested what […]

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ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

| 14/02/2019

(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 […]

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ACC chair says unit busier than ever

ACC chair says unit busier than ever

| 06/02/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission will need more investigators if the number of reports continues at current levels, according to ACC Chair Richard Coles, a former attorney general of the Cayman Islands. He told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the ACC could proceed with more cases if his team was doubled to match the doubling of […]

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Jury selected in challenging immigration fraud case

Jury selected in challenging immigration fraud case

| 18/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A group of seven men and women, along with three alternate jurors, have now been selected to serve in an anti-corruption case involving a number of immigration officers and clients, who are accused of conspiring to circumvent the English tests administered to people wanting to enter Cayman for work. The prosecution is expected to […]

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Auditor urges CIG to implement ethics law

Auditor urges CIG to implement ethics law

| 11/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has urged the government to implement the Standards in Public Life Law in order to plug the gap in the public sector’s anti-corruption regime. In the latest audit from her office to be made public, “Fighting Corruption in the Cayman Islands”, Sue Winspear assessed the national framework for fraud and corruption […]

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Caribbean league dream wrecked by Webb corruption

Caribbean league dream wrecked by Webb corruption

| 16/10/2018 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Shaka Hislop, the former FA Premier League goalkeeper, told attendees at a fraud prevention conference in the Cayman Islands last week that a Caribbean Premier League, attracting major international stars, could have been formed in the region if its reputation hadn’t been so badly damaged by corrupt officials such as disgraced Cayman football supremo Jeffrey Webb. His fraud […]

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ACC arrest three in new fraud investigation

ACC arrest three in new fraud investigation

| 21/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission, along with RCIPS officers, have arrested three men in an undisclosed corruption probe. Officials said that the suspects from George Town and Prospect were arrested yesterday (19 September) on suspicion of corruption offences, including fraud on the government and breach of trust. The men, who are aged 33, 37 and […]

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Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

| 20/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: An employee of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Ltd, also known as the turtle farm has been arrested and suspended from their job after more financial irregularities were discovered during the facility’s 2016/17 audit. Management issued a very short statement on Wednesday evening stating about the latest scandal, which has been […]

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$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

| 11/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Spanish sports media company, Imagina, which was caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, having paid $3 million in bribes to Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands, has been ordered to pay $24 million in fines and restitution by a New York judge after its affiliate company in the US pleaded guilty to bribery […]

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