Tag: corruption

Webb sentence hearing postponed again

Webb sentence hearing postponed again

| 05/08/2020

(CNS): Jeff Webb, the former Cayman Islands Football Club and CONCACAF president who was charged in the 2015 FIFA scandal, has secured another delay in his sentencing hearing in New York for what is estimated to be the eleventh time. It is already clear that the one-time local football hero, who has handed over millions […]

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Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

| 30/07/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Marcus Alexander, a former senior immigration officer, was given a four-year prison term on Thursday, following his conviction in a bribery scheme relating to the immigration English language test. Alexander, who continues to deny the accusations, was one of nine people who were found guilty and one of three men jailed for substantial periods […]

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ACC cops add charges in mystery probe

ACC cops add charges in mystery probe

| 25/03/2020

(CNS): Two men were charged this week with more offences by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission in a mystery probe may relate to a corrupt scheme at the Turtle Farm. Mark Anthony Manderson (39), a former public officer from George Town who already faces charges of breach of trust and fraud, has been charged with […]

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ACC arrests 4th man in long running case

ACC arrests 4th man in long running case

| 09/01/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from Bodden Town was arrested by Anti-Corruption Commission investigators on Thursday in connection with a probe stretching back to the spring of 2018, which is believed to be connected to procurement irregularities at the Cayman Turtle Centre. The man is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the corruption […]

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Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

| 12/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Over 100 civil servants have received training over the last month to help them detect and tackle fraud and corruption in government. Facilitated by consulting firm KPMG, the training aimed to provide a better understanding of the internal controls needed to prevent both, officials said. Participants included staff involved in the areas of accounting, […]

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Watson charged in football conspiracy

Watson charged in football conspiracy

| 03/12/2019

(CNS): Local businessman and former CIFA treasurer Canover Watson (49) has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and converting criminal property in a financial crime case relating to the local and regional football associations stretching back to 2014. CNS understands that former CONCACAF president Jeff Webb is a co-conspirator in the case, along with Charmaine […]

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Police staffer charged in football probe

Police staffer charged in football probe

| 02/12/2019

(CNS): A civilian manager who works for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and converting criminal property in connection with the Cayman Islands Football Association and CONCACAF probe that has been under investigation since 2014. Charmaine Moss (45) from George Town was placed on required leave from her […]

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HSA staff deny false overtime claims

HSA staff deny false overtime claims

| 01/11/2019

(CNS): Two employees of the Health Services Authority have denied allegations that they made false overtime claims to the hospital and were paid for work they never did. Nick Romano Smith and Dominic Fernando Dacres both pleaded not guilty to various criminal and anti-corruption charges relating to the overtime accusations, when they appeared in Grand […]

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Corruption case wraps up with 3 more convictions

Corruption case wraps up with 3 more convictions

| 01/11/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Three women, one of them a former immigration officer, were all convicted of corruption related offenses Thursday, wrapping up a long-running case into bribery at the immigration department relating to English language testing. After three Grand Court trials, nine of the twelve charged in the bribery conspiracy have been convicted, including several former immigration […]

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ACC working on complex, protracted inquiries

ACC working on complex, protracted inquiries

| 15/10/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) concluded 26 investigations between July 2018 and June 2019, according to its latest annual report. During that 12-month period it had 12 active cases and another four pending as the ACC officers waited on more information. The commission also conducted 115 interviews during this time of both suspects and witnesses, […]

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Public officer arrested by ACC cops

Public officer arrested by ACC cops

| 04/10/2019

(CNS): A 38-year-old woman from Prospect was arrested yesterday by Anti-Corruption Commission investigators with support from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in connection with an ongoing but undisclosed probe. The woman, who is a public officer, was arrested on suspicion of committing breach of trust, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. She was detained for […]

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